Sam & Dave
The Very Best of Otis Redding, Vol. 1
30 Greatest Hits
Otis Redding

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Like Southern soul, Deep Soul is gritty, funky soul music that borrows equally from the fervor of Southern gospel and the hard-driving energy of R&B. It is distinguished by a passionate, gospel-tinged singer, punchy horns, chicken-scratch guitars, and tight rhythm sections. In deep soul, the singer tends to have more prominent gospel influences than those in Southern soul, but the music sounds essentially the same. Deep soul emerged in the '60s and it reigned until the end of the decade, when smoother Philadelphia soul became popular. In the '80s and '90s, deep soul resurfaced as a revivalist genre.

Deep Soul Artists Highlights

Sam & Dave
Sam & Dave
Otis Redding
Otis Redding
William Bell
William Bell
Wilson Pickett
Wilson Pickett
Clarence Carter
Clarence Carter
Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin

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Deep Soul Album Highlights

The Very Best of Otis Redding, Vol. 1
Otis Redding
The Very Best of Otis ...
30 Greatest Hits
Aretha Franklin
30 Greatest Hits
The Very Best of Sam & Dave
Sam & Dave
The Very Best of Sam & Dave
The Very Best of Wilson Pickett [Rhino]
Wilson Pickett
The Very Best of Wilson ...
The Very Best of Solomon Burke
Solomon Burke
The Very Best of Solomon ...
It Tears Me Up: The Best of Percy Sledge
Percy Sledge
It Tears Me Up: The Best ...

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Deep Soul Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
These Arms of Mine Otis Redding
I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) Aretha Franklin
Hold On! I'm a Comin'
Sam & Dave
Funky Broadway Wilson Pickett
Cry to Me Solomon Burke
Take Time to Know Her Percy Sledge
You Don't Miss Your Water Otis Redding
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction Otis Redding
You Don't Know Like I Know Sam & Dave
(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay Otis Redding

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