Southern soul is a type of soul music that emerged from the Southern United States. The music originated from a combination of styles, including blues (both 12 bar and jump), country, early rock and roll, and a strong gospel influence that emanated from the sounds of Southern African-American churches. The focus of the music was not on its lyrics, but on the "feel" or the groove. This rhythmic force made it a strong influence in the rise of funk music.
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“The soul knows only the soul; the web of events is the flowing robe in which she is clothed.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“Come on, untie me or Im gonna call your parents.”
—Terry Southern (b. 1924)