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Retro-Soul is soul music that was made after the heyday of soul music had passed. Although deep soul had fallen out of the spotlight in the early '70s, there were a number of artists that never stopped singing in that raw style. In the mid-'80s, a small but dedicated audience for new recordings by such masters as Johnnie Taylor and Little Milton had developed, and labels like Ichiban and Malaco began releasing new albums by these artists. Soon, they had found new vocalists that performed in the same style, and by the early '90s the entire genre of retro-soul was flourishing.

Retro-Soul Artists Highlights

Janelle Monáe
Janelle Monáe
Jazmine Sullivan
Jazmine Sullivan
Little Milton
Little Milton
Sharon Jones
Sharon Jones
Bobby "Blue" Bland
Bobby "Blue" Bland
Nikka Costa
Nikka Costa

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Retro-Soul Album Highlights

Down Home
Z.Z. Hill
Down Home
Shoulda Been Home
Robert Cray
Shoulda Been Home
In the Spirit
The Holmes Brothers
In the Spirit
Heart of Gold
W.C. Clark
Heart of Gold
Man of My Word
Johnny Adams
Man of My Word
Love Me Back
Jazmine Sullivan
Love Me Back

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Retro-Soul Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Lovin' Chain Eddie Hinton
Yeah Man! Eddie Hinton
Rough Edges W.C. Clark
There's a Train The Holmes Brothers
Where You Been So Long? Mighty Sam McClain
Make Me Feel It Like You Feel It Too Barbara Carr
Hell Yes, I Cheated
Johnny Adams
I Feel So Good Tracy Nelson
I Found a Love Johnnie Taylor
Everything's Out in the Open Johnnie Taylor

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