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Genre: memphis soul

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Parent Genre: R&B

Memphis soul is a genre of music that emerged in the 1960s and is characterized by its combination of gospel, R&B, and blues influences. It features a distinctive sound with a strong emphasis on horns, driving rhythms, and soulful vocals. Memphis soul music often deals with themes of love, heartbreak, and social issues, and has been credited with helping to shape the sound of modern popular music.


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Drum Kit, Vocals, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Horn Section, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Organ, Keyboard/Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet, Double Bass, Trombone, Clarinet, Synthesizer

Popular memphis soul Songs


Most popular memphis soul albums

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Let's Stay Together
1972
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Aretha Now
1968
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Dock of the Bay Sessions
2018
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I Can't Stand the Rain
1974
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A Song For You
1975
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Hot Buttered Soul
2016
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Green Onions
1962
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Rare Stamps
1969
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Born Under A Bad Sign (Mono)
1967
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The Exciting Wilson Pickett
1966
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Freedom Highway
1991
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Stax Profiles: Rufus Thomas
2006
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Bridge to a Legacy
1998

memphis soul music by decade

Explore memphis soul history by listening to songs from every decade. Click on the decade to view songs.

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List of memphis soul artists

Here is a list of memphis soul artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the memphis soul genre. You can find out what memphis soul genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 71 2205282
2 66 1932336
3 70 3309384
4 49 371561
5 56 293262
6 50 683598
7 59 328457
8 43 281658
9 54 341077
10 56 616617
11 50 116447
12 67 2881038
13 45 54230
14 44 69283
15 38 52145
16 44 218118
17 44 50411
18 30 22679
19 45 68722
20 32 25091
21 32 45899
22 33 29755
23 35 44026
24 33 79528
25 32 11242
26 31 46170
27 30 13210
28 28 3784
29 50 435465
30 25 31357
31 23 29679
32 24 8509
33 21 2249
34 20 7299
35 20 4480
36 17 4669
37 15 7682
38 29 15960
39 5 507
40 39 28798
41 2 278
42 39 3469
43 29 13913
44 31 7748
45 27 10479
46 24 2122
47 23 7267
48 20 2150
49 20 702
50 19 6552
51 18 10900
52 16 5888
53 14 81
54 10 8568
55 9 2159
56 9 283
57 9 1535
58 8 4439
59 8 2488
60 7 1897
61 6 3934
62 6 386
63 5 2699
64 5 320
65 5 840
66 5 524
67 5 829
68 5 477
69 4 267
70 4 228
71 1 136
72 3 195
73 2 177
74 2 184
75 2 76
76 2 397
77 1 1582
78 1 476
79 1 75
80 1 742
81 1 107
82 1 1300
83 1 688
84 1 79
85 1 1175
86 1 116
87 1 463
88 1 573
89 1 167

memphis soul playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular memphis soul music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.