A kind of music incorporating elements of rhythm and blues and gospel music, popularized by African-Americans. Characterized by an emphasis on vocals and an impassioned improvisatory delivery, it is associated with performers such as Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, and Otis Redding.
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- The boys like soul music and reggae - Aretha Franklin, Desmond Dekker, Marvin Gaye.
- An important nerve in reggae's musical spinal cord came directly from African American rhythm and blues and soul music and the evolving folk music movement.
- If you like soul music, gospel music, or any of the artists who contributed songs, you should check this out.
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