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Greatest soul albums in the world

The church of soul music explored here is a broad one, so there's room for Louis Jordan and the Clovers, the Swan Silvertones and the Soul Stirrers, Chic and Teena Marie, Cameo and the Gap Band. There are those that think that housing both Mahalia Jackson (or, even worse, Sylvester) and Otis Redding under the banner of soul music is a heresy but, as this compilation will hopefully prove, soul music has never been about purity. From Nat King Cole to Mary J. Blige, all of these artists are indisputably part of the same continuum.THE ROUGH GUIDE to ESSENTIAL SOUL by Peter Shapiro.



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