Soul

Isaac Hayes & David Porter

David Porter was born in 1941 in Memphis. While he was still a student at high school, Porter began to develop an interest in music as a career. He was working at a grocery store opposite Satellite records, so he decided to see whether the recently-formed record label might be […]

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Otis Redding

Otis Redding’s first release was a song entitled “These Arms Of Mine” recorded in August 1962. The final song he recorded before his death was (“Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” in December 1967. In those five years he became the mainstay of Stax Records and a global star […]

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Etta James at Chicago

Etta James’ first album with the Chess organisation was “at last!”, released on Argo Records in November 1960, produced by Phil and Leonard Chess. She helped the Chess organisation to enter the 1960s with a bang with four top five singles on the Billboard Hot R&B Soul singles chart. The […]

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Irma Thomas

Irma Thomas has been a mainstay of the New Orleans sound since the age of 18 when her first single, “Don’t Mess with My Man”, was released on the local Ron label in late 1959. It reached number 22 on the US Billboard R&B chart. When she then joined the New Orleans-based […]

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List of Legendary Soul and R&B Artists

  List of Websites Teddy Pendergrass: www.teddypendergrass.com The O’Jays: www.theojayshomepage.com Gerald Levert: www.geraldlevert.com Patti LaBelle: www.pattisbutterflies.com Barry White: www.barrywhite.us Stevie Wonder: www.steviewonder.net The Dells: www.themightydells.com Lou Rawls: www.lourawls.com Al Green: www.algreenmusic.com Isaac Hayes: www.isaachayes.com Freda Payne: www.fredapaynes.com Millie Jackson: www.weirdwreckuds.com# Natalie Cole: www.nataliecole.com The Whispers: www.thewhispers.com Stephanie Mills: www.stephaniemillsmusic.com Bill […]

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The Memphis Soul Signature Sound

Memphis created a powerful and explosive mix of black and white musicians, songwriters and producers, who came together to create innovative sounds that sent out ripples right across the musical world. The city is definitely the crossroads of America in terms of music; a place where black and white cultures, […]

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