Soul blues

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Soul blues is a style of blues music developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s that combines elements of soul music and urban contemporary music.[1] Singers and musicians who grew up listening to the traditional electric blues of artists such as Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, and Elmore James; soul singers such as Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and Otis Redding; and gospel music wanted to bridge their favorite music together. Bobby Bland was one of the pioneers of this style.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Unterberger, Richie (1996). "Soul Blues". In Erlewine, Michael; Bogdanov, Vladimir; Woodstra, Chris; Koda, Cub (eds.). All music guide to the blues : The experts' guide to the best blues recordings. All Music Guide to the Blues. San Francisco: Miller Freeman Books. pp. 374–375. ISBN 0-87930-424-3.