Soul music is a genre of music that developed in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s, particularly among African American people.

Soul music normally includes gospel-influenced vocals, lyrical soulful melodies, strong rhythms and a large horn section, such as trumpets, saxophones and trombones. It can also involve a call and response between the lead singer and a chorus of singers behind them. Soul music often incorporates dancing and movements like hand-claps. Famous soul artists include Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett.

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