stylistic origins: Soul, Pop
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Blue-Eyed Soul

stylistic origins: Soul, Pop

Blue-eyed soul (also known as white soul) is a term used to describe R&B or soul music performed by white artists. The term is also used to describe soul music with a pop music-influenced sound.

Originally the term was associated with mid 1960s white artists who performed soul and rhythm and blues music that was similar to the raw, expressive music of the Motown and Stax record labels. Many blue-eyed soul singers have been described as sounding “black” because they had a full voice with a throaty, resonant timbre.

The term continued to be used in the 1970s and 1980s, particularly by the British to describe a new generation of singers who adopted elements of the classic Stax Records and Motown sounds. To a lesser extent, the term has been applied to singers in other music genres that are influenced by soul music, such as dirty pop, urban music and hip-hop soul.

This description is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses materials from the Wikipedia article "Blue-eyed soul".

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