Today's Southern Soul Artist
Some Of Our Favorite Southern Soul Artist​

​​​Al Lindsey

Alonzo Reid

Andre Reid

Angel Scent

Artie White

Avail Holloywood

Barbara Carr

Betty Padgett

Big Cynthia

Big G

Bigg Robb

Bill Coday

Billy Ray Charles

Billy Soul Bond

Bobby Bland

Bobby Rush

Calvin Richardson

Captain "Jack"Watson

Carl Marshall

Carl Sims

Certified Slim

Chairman of the Board

Charles Blakey

Charles Stalling

Charlie Jones

Chandra Calloway

Chuck Colbert

Chuck Roberson

Chuck Strong

Cicero Blake

Cornelius MD

Dave Mack

David Brinson

David G

Dee "Candyman" Bradley

Denise LaSalle

Donnell Sullivan

Donnie Ray

Dorothy Moore

Dr. Feelgood Potts

Ernie Johnson

Falisa Janaye'

Floyd Taylor

Fred Bolton

Gerod Rayborn

Ghetto Cowboy

Gregg Rose

J. Blackfoot

Jackie Neal

James Smith

Jaye Hammer

Jeff Floyd​

Jesse Graham

Jesse Terrell

Jimmy Lewis

Joe Tex II

Johnnie Taylor

Johnnie Taylor, Jr.

Jonathan Burton

Joyce Lawson

Judi Brown Eyes

Karen Wolfe

Katrenia Jefferson

Keisa Brow

Kenne Wayne

Lacee

LaMorris Williams

​Larome Powers
Latimore
Lebrado
Lee Fields
Lee Shot Williams
Lenny Williams
Lil Fallay
Little Kim Stewart
Little Milton
Lomax
LJ Echols
Love Doctor
Luther Lackey
Lynn White
Marvin Sease
Maurice Davis
Mel Waiters

Mister Zay
Monica Ford
Mose Stovall
Mr. David
Mr. Sam

​Ms. Jody
Mr. X

Nellie "Tiger" Travis


 

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Ollie Nightingale
Omar Cunningham
Pat Brown
Pat Coley
Peggy Scott-Adams
Poonanny
Quinn Golden
Reggie P
Rickey White
Rick Lawson
Robert Hill

Robert Tillman
Ronnie Lovejoy
Roy C. Hammond
Rue Davis

Set 4 Life
Sheba-Potts Wright
Shirley Brown
Sir Charle Jones
Shohn Williams
Sorrento Ussery
Stan Mosley
Stephanie Pickett
Sterling Williams
Stevie J.
Steve Perry
Theodis Ealey
T.K. Soul
Terry Wright
The Revelations
Tyree Neal
Tyrone Davis
Vick Allen
Virmis Rucker
Walt Love
Wendell B.
Will Easly
Willie B.
Willie Clayton
Willie Hill
Willis Pugh
Wilson Meadows

William Bell
Z.Z. Hill

What is Southern Soul Music ?

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.

Pioneers of southern soul include: Georgia natives Ray Charles and James Brown; Little Willie John, Bobby "Blue" Bland, New Orleans R&B artist Allen Toussaint; and Memphis DJ Rufus Thomas.

 

Southern soul was at its peak during the 1960s, when Memphis soul was created. The most significant contributors were Stax Records and their house band Booker T. & the MGs. The Stax label's most successful artist of the 1960s, Otis Redding, was influenced by fellow Georgia native Little Richard and the more cosmopolitan sounds of Mississippi-born Sam Cooke. Other Stax artists of note included Carla Thomas, Eddie Floyd, Johnnie Taylor, The Staple Singers, and Isaac Hayes. Atlantic Records artists Sam & Dave's records were released on the Stax label and featured the MGs. Wilson Pickett also launched his solo career through his collaboration with the Stax team.

 

Another Memphis label, Goldwax Records featured O.V. Wright and James Carr, while Al Green recorded for Memphis's Hi Records, where he was produced by Willie Mitchell. Also influential was the Muscle Shoals Sound, originating from Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section played on hits by many Stax artists during the late 1960s through the mid 1970s, and Atlantic Records artists Pickett, Percy Sledge, Joe Tex and Aretha Franklin.

Southern soul music is still being recorded and performed all over the world by artists such as Mel Waiters, Willie Clayton, Carl Marshall, T.K. Soul, Sir Charles Jones, Omar Cunningham, Vick Allen, O.B. Buchana, Jeff Floyd, Wilson Meadows, Bigg Robb, Charles Wilson to name a few.
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