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Smooth Soul plays exactly like you'd expect -- smooth, stylish, and romantic. It wasn't really pop-soul, which was as likely to be a dance number as a ballad, but it certainly had melodic hooks ideal for crossover play. Instead, it was romantic soul -- the songs, the singing, and the productions all captured the right seductive mood. Yet, unlike the urban quiet storm that followed it, there was still some funk to the beats, which made it feel more like soul than pop. Al Green and the Spinners were among the best and most popular smooth soul artists.

Smooth Soul Artists Highlights

Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
Maze
Maze
Bobby Womack
Bobby Womack
Al Green
Al Green
The Dells
The Dells
The Jackson 5
The Jackson 5

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Smooth Soul Album Highlights

The Definitive Collection
Stevie Wonder
The Definitive Collection
Greatest Hits [Legacy]
Earth, Wind & Fire
Greatest Hits [Legacy]
The Anthology 1961-1977
Curtis Mayfield / Curtis ...
The Anthology 1961-1977
The Very Best of the Spinners [Rhino]
The Spinners
The Very Best of the ...
All-Time Greatest Hits
Barry White
All-Time Greatest Hits
The Ultimate O'Jays
The O'Jays
The Ultimate O'Jays

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Smooth Soul Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
I Was Made to Love Her Stevie Wonder
Got to Get You into My Life Earth, Wind & Fire
Keep on Pushing The Impressions
Could It Be I'm Falling in Love The Spinners
Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe Barry White
Love Train The O'Jays
Chances Are Johnny Mathis
I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever) Stevie Wonder
Superstition Stevie Wonder
Just Once Quincy Jones

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