Soul music was the result of the commercialisation of rhythm and blues in the 60s. Soul came to describe a number of R&B-based music styles.
From the bouncy, catchy acts at Motown to the horn-driven, gritty soul of Stax/Volt, there was an immense amount of diversity within soul. At the end of the 60s, soul began to splinter apart, as artists like James Brown and Sly Stone developed funk, and other artists developed slicker forms of soul.
Although soul music evolved, it never went away - not only did the music inform all of the R&B of the 70s, 80s, and 90s, there were always pockets of musicians around the world that kept performing traditional soul. And as we have seen over many years a lot of the latest artists are using classic soul and funk riffs/rips and breaks to make huge crossover hits.
Here's our pick of Soul Funk albums we reckon you should do yourself a favour and listen to. You'll find them all instore today - or if we're temporarily out of stock, we are happy to order any item for you. 1. Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy - Bootsy's Rubber Band 2. The Big Payback - James Brown 3. Songs In The Key Of Life - Stevie Wonder 4. Whats Goin On - Marvin Gaye 5. There's A Riot Goin On - Sly And The Family Stone 6. Superfly - Curtis Mayfield 7. Black Moses - Isaac Hayes 8. Get Funked Up - Parliament 9. Funkadelic - Funkadelic 10. Greatest Funkin Hits - George Clinton 11. Lets Stay Together - Al Green 12. Lady Soul - Aretha Franklin 13. Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding 14. C'est Chic - Chic 15. Cant Get Enough - Barry White 16. The Last Poets - The Last Poets 17. Dirty Mind - Prince 18. River Deep-Mountain High - Ike And Tina Turner 19. Gratitude - Earth Wind And Fire 20. Nightbeat - Sam Cooke