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.
Soul was what you got when Brother Ray Charles changed the lyrics to an old gospel song he'd probably sung growing up in Florida and released it as "I Got A Woman" in 1954.
Soul was James Brown and the Famous Flames' "Please Please Please." It grew from the parentage of B.B. King and the Soul Stirrers, the Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Bobby "Blue" Bland, and Hank Williams.
Soul, to put it briefly, was feeling, the weight of history and hurt put in a time and place and pressed on vinyl.
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