Soul music

genre of popular music
(Redirected from Rhythm and blues)
For the comic book, see Discworld#Soul Music (1994).

Soul music is a music genre originating in the United States combining elements of gospel music and rhythm and blues.


  • But now if I can wrap myself up in that song, and when that song gets to be a part of me, and affects me emotionally, then the emotions that I go through, chances are I’ll be able to communicate to you. Make the people out there become a part of the life of this song that you’re singing about. That’s soul when you can do that.[1]
  • When I think of soul, I think of grease 'cause ain't nothin' no good without the grease.
    • Tina Turner, spoken interlude during Respect, live at Basin Street West, San Francisco, 22 February 1969, Video on YouTube
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