Various Artists - Soul Discovered 3 LP


3 Albums - 6 Artists.James BrownJackie WIlsonBen E KingJimmy RuffinThe DriftersThe Three DegreesSoul music was born in the late 1950s and was a fusion of rhythm and blues, blues, rock and roll, and gospel music. Indeed, its emergence is often defined as the 'secularization of gospel'. Like gospel music, Soul is characterized by two types of song - up tempo numbers sung collectively and made to move to, and slower, quieter songs of yearning and reflection. Many soul artists originated from the Southern states of America and cut their musical teeth in gospel groups. Controversially, these artists took gospel songs and changed the lyrics to more secular themes like love and personal struggle. The pioneers of soul include James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and Sam Cooke - all featured in this collection. The origin of the term 'soul' has been hotly debated since its inception. In the 1950s, jazz musicians describing the essence that had been taken out of the genre after years of commercializat...

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