Aretha Franklin
The Very Best of Otis Redding, Vol. 1
The Very Best of Sam & Dave
Sam & Dave

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Southern Soul is gritty, funky soul 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. Southern soul emerged in the '60s and reigned until the end of the decade, when smoother Philadelphia soul became popular. In the '80s and '90s, Southern soul resurfaced as a revivalist genre.

Southern Soul Artists Highlights

Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin
Sam & Dave
Sam & Dave
Wilson Pickett
Wilson Pickett
Percy Sledge
Percy Sledge
Brook Benton
Brook Benton
Solomon Burke
Solomon Burke

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Southern Soul Album Highlights

The Very Best of Otis Redding, Vol. 1
Otis Redding
The Very Best of Otis ...
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 ...
30 Greatest Hits
Aretha Franklin
30 Greatest Hits
The Very Best of Booker T. & the MG's
Booker T. & the MG's
The Very Best of Booker T.
The Very Best of Solomon Burke
Solomon Burke
The Very Best of Solomon ...

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Southern Soul Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
I Can't Turn You Loose Otis Redding
Soul Man
Sam & Dave
Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett
Spirit in the Dark Aretha Franklin
Hip Hug-Her Booker T. & the MG's
If You Need Me Solomon Burke
Take Time to Know Her Percy Sledge
On Your Way Down Allen Toussaint
Baby I Can't Stand It Bobby Womack
You Don't Know Like I Know Sam & Dave

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