Tag Archives: Soul

Ray Charles on Soul Music : music

March 7, 2013

Rhino Records

Ray Charles : musicians

Ray Charles was the musician most responsible for developing soul music. Charles devised a new form of black pop by merging ’50s R&B with gospel-powered vocals, adding plenty of flavor from contemporary jazz, blues, and (in the ’60s) country.... more.

February 21, 2013

Photo: Hulton Archive

Sam Cooke : musicians

Sam Cooke was the most important soul singer in history — he was also the inventor of soul music, and its most popular and beloved performer in both the black and white communities. Equally important, he was among the... more.

February 21, 2013