Soul blues

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Soul blues is a style of blues music developed in the mid 1960s that combines elements of soul music and R&B and Hip hop.[1]


African American singers and musicians who grew up listening to the electric blues by artists such as Muddy Waters,[2] Jimmy Reed, and Elmore James, and soul singers such as Sam Cooke, Ray Charles[3] and Otis Redding[4] fused blues and soul music.[1] Bobby Bland and the duo integrated by Ike & Tina Turner were one of the pioneers of this style.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c 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.
  2. ^ Gordon, Robert. "Muddy Waters: Can't Be Satisfied". PBS. Retrieved January 6, 2015.
  3. ^ Richie Unterberger. "Ray Charles". AllMusic. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  4. ^ "Biography". Otis Redding Official Website. Archived from the original on November 26, 2010. Retrieved August 3, 2011.