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Genre: traditional soul

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Parent Genre: R&B

Traditional soul music is a genre that emerged in the 1950s and 1960s, characterized by its emotive vocals, gospel-inspired harmonies, and a strong emphasis on rhythm and blues. It often features a horn section and a driving beat, with lyrics that explore themes of love, heartbreak, and social justice. This genre has continued to evolve over the years, with contemporary artists drawing inspiration from its rich history.


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Popular traditional soul Songs


Most popular traditional soul albums

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Let My People Go
2005
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Party Down
1974
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Dreamin' Wild
1979
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Love Apple
2012
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Who's Gonna Save The World
2011
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Still Here: 1967-1973
2015
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Lou Bond
1974
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Positive - Negative
2016
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Telling The Truth
2011
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I Am Controlled By Your Love
2023
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Your Funny Moods
1974
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Eyes of Love
2015
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Detroit's Secret Soul
2019
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You Can Fly On My Aeroplane
2008

traditional soul music by decade

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

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List of traditional soul artists

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

#namepopularityfollowers
1 51 119009
2 49 10492
3 42 25724
4 40 21410
5 42 32056
6 41 22066
7 37 27258
8 33 7574
9 31 9987
10 29 10547
11 27 4898
12 26 4663
13 26 694
14 25 6235
15 25 6319
16 24 7078
17 23 4293
18 23 3091
19 22 1871
20 19 2677
21 20 1661
22 20 1626
23 20 5411
24 20 1991
25 19 2078
26 13 211
27 13 876
28 17 1116
29 14 1273
30 11 664
31 15 1036
32 14 1591
33 9 1046
34 13 2316
35 13 617
36 12 1833
37 12 1274
38 11 575
39 6 947
40 10 216
41 10 386
42 10 1761
43 9 361
44 9 382
45 9 497
46 2 300
47 7 486
48 7 344
49 7 230
50 7 289
51 1 162
52 6 336
53 6 325
54 6 381
55 4 205
56 3 303
57 3 72
58 3 347
59 3 298
60 3 315
61 2 124
62 1 70
63 1 120
64 1 410

traditional soul playlist created by Chosic

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