“People think you have to go through a lot of changes to become a soul singer, you just have to go through life.” – Bobby Womack
Soul music originated in United States in the 50’s to early 60’s. It doesn’t matter if you want to learn about life or just want to enjoy some classic soul music. We gathered some of our favourite soul songs on a playlist. Enjoy!
Soul Music Playlist – The Songs
Soul music combines elements of rhythm, blues, jazz and African-American gospel music. The playlist works well both for bringing a smile on your face during a workday or a nice evening with your friends. Soul music originated in the US around the 1950s and 60s. But the hype and feel of the tunes are stronger than ever. Soul isn’t getting old it is just getting better. Soul is a combination of jazz, rhythm and blues as well as Afroamerican gospel music. Rediscover some old classics from soul history and find out about some newer bands. No matter if you will start shaking your hips or just sit back and relax – the soul music playlist will get to you. Here are the soulful songs we gathered for you on the playlists:
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – 100 days, 100 nights
The Isley Brothers – This Old heart Of Mine
The Supremes – You can’t hurry love
Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators – Feeling Free
Menahan Street Band – Make The Road By Walking
Bobby Womack & Peace – Across 110th Street
Diana Ross-I’m Coming Out
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – This Land is your Land
Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
The Supremes – Where Did Our Love Go
The Budos Band – Up From The South
Stevie Wonder – Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday
Barry White – Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Baby
William Bell – I Forgot To Be Your Lover
Kool And The Gang – Celebrate Good Times
James Brown – This Is A Man’s World
Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me
Didn’t you get Enough of the Soul Music?
We highly recommend to watch Raphael Saadiq’s NPR Tiny desk concert. Raphael Saadiq was born as Charles Ray Wiggins in 1966. He spreads good old school R&B and soul with joy. His album “The way I see it” was released in 2008 and is featuring artists such as the wonderful soul music legend Stevie Wonder and Jay-Z. The album was voted the Best Album of 2008 on iTunes and got three Grammy Award Nominations. It is definitely well worth a listen and soul music at its best. Enjoy!
Do you want more music variety? Not feeling the soul? Tell us about your musical interests and we will generate a playlist for you. Every occasion deserves its own type of music. While a relaxed BBQ with friends may call for a chilled reggae-inspired soundtrack, the surprise birthday party for you loved one can demand a more up-beat list of songs. No matter what – we are always interested in exploring more genres and musical styles.