Soul Music

The Birth of a Sound in Black America

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Aug 22, 1985

Page Count

188 Pages




This pioneering study documents the birth of soul music in America during the 1950s and ’60s when, in response to the black community’s new self-awareness and pride, musicians such as James Brown, The Impressions, Wilson Pickett, King Curtis, Stevie Wonder, and others were discovering in the urban blues, gospel, and r&b a new sound–soul–that expressed fresh musical and social ideals.