Definition of soul music in English:

soul music

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noun

[mass noun]
A kind of music incorporating elements of rhythm and blues and gospel music, popularized by American black people. 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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