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Encyclopedia > Southern soul

Southern soul is a style of music that falls within the larger soul music and r&b Music genres.

Often identified with artists like Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, The Staple Singers, Sam and Dave and many others, Southern soul was a pulsating, gritty soul music style propelled by a powerful horn section and driving rhythm section. The style brought to national attention in the United States music performed by some of the first racially integrated popular music groups, including the Mar-Keys and Booker T and the M.G.'s.

Key studios that produced Southern soul were Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, and several located in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

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