Soul Blues Music
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. Singers and musicians who grew up listening to the traditional electric blues of artists such as Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, 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. This is a subgenre of blues that is very popular with African American audiences but less known by white audiences. The style continues to be popular in the new millennium.
The Following Is A List Of Soul Blues Musicians:
Larry Hamilton, Kip Anderson, James Armstrong, Reneé Austin, L.V. Banks, Buster Benton,
Ted Hawkins, Z.Z. Hill, The Holmes Brothers, Ellis Hooks, Daniel Ivankovich, Etta James,
L.V. Johnson, Andrew 'Jr. Boy' Jones, Tutu Jones, Albert King, B.B. King, Little Jimmy King,
Eddie Kirkland, Ernie Lancaster, Denise LaSalle, Calvin Leavy, Bonnie Lee, Frankie Lee,
Trudy Lynn, J.J. Malone, Jimmy McCracklin, Little Milton, Willie Mitchell, Magic Sam,
Sugar Ray Norcia, Darrell Nulisch, Jay Owens, Junior Parker, Johnny Rawls, A.C. Reed,
Tad Robinson, Oliver Sain, Curtis Salgado, PrestonShannon, Drink Small, Alexis P. Suter,
Johnnie Taylor, Little Johnny Taylor, Ike Turner, Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Ward,
Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Lavelle White, Lee 'Shot' Williams, Zora Young, Reneé Austin,
L.V. Banks, Buster Benton, Bobby Bland, Michael Burks, Jimmy Burns, Barbara Carr,
Tommy Castro, Otis Clay, Willie Clayton, Gary B.B. Coleman, Michael Coleman,
Shemekia Copeland, Robert Cray, Larry Davis, Paul deLay, Johnny Drummer, Robben Ford,
Damon Fowler, Carol Fran, Frank Frost, Lowell Fulson, Earl Gaines, Sandra Hall.
Stylistic Origins: Electric Blues Soul Urban Contemporary Rhythm & Blues Rock & Roll
Cultural Origins: 1950s, United States
Typical Instruments: Bass Guitar Electric Guitar Harmonica Drums Vocals Keyboard
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