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  1. Blue-eyed soul - Wikipedia › wiki › Blue-eyed_soul

    Blue-eyed soul (also called white soul) is rhythm and blues and soul music performed by white artists. The slang, coined in the mid-1960s, was invoked by music magazines in the 1960s such as Life who used it for the Righteous Brothers (album Soul and Inspiration for Verve Records), Barry McGuire, Sonny & Cher; other times it meant style and mannerisms associated with soul music sung by white ...

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    Georgie Woods, a Philadel­phia radio DJ, is thought to have coined the term "blue-eyed soul" in 1964, ini­tially to de­scribe The Right­eous Broth­ers, then white artists in gen­eral who re­ceived air­play on rhythm and blues radio stations. The Right­eous Broth­ers in turn named their 1964 LP Some Blue-Eyed Soul. Ac­cord­ing to Bill Med­ley of the Right­eous Broth­ers, R&B radio sta­tions who played their songs were sur­prised to find them to be white when they turned up for in­ter­views, and one DJ in Philadel­phia (un­named by Med­ley but prob­a­bly Georgie Woods) started say­ing "Here's my blue-eyed soul broth­ers", and it be­came a code to sig­nal to the au­di­ence that they were white singers. The pop­u­lar­ity of The Right­eous Broth­ers who had a hit with "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" is thought to have started the trend of R&B radio sta­tions to play songs by white artists in the mid-1960s, a more in­te­gra­tive ap­proach that was then pop­u­lar with their audience. The...

    Hamil­ton, Joe Frank & Reynolds and the Grass Roots both had suc­cess­ful blue-eyed soul sin­gles; the for­mer with "Don't Pull Your Love" (1971) and the lat­ter with "Two Di­vided by Love" (1971) and "The Run­way" (1972). In 1973, the Amer­i­can band Sto­ries and the Cana­dian group Sky­lark had suc­cesses with their re­spec­tive blue-eyed soul sin­gles "Brother Louie" and "Wild­flower". In Feb­ru­ary 1975, Tower of Power be­came the first white/mixed act to ap­pear on Soul Train. Also in 1975, David Bowie, an­other early white artist to ap­pear on Soul Train, re­leased Young Amer­i­cans, a pop­u­lar blue-eyed soul album which Bowie him­self called "plas­tic soul". It fea­tured the funk-in­spired "Fame", which be­came Bowie's first num­ber-one hit in the US. Hall & Oates' 1975 Sil­ver Album (real title Daryl Hall & John Oates) in­cludes the bal­lad "Sara Smile", long con­sid­ered a blue-eyed soul stan­dard. "She's Gone", an­other soul­ful hit, was orig­i­nally re­leased in 1973 but...

    Blue eyed soul music's chart suc­cess was at its high­est when Hall and Oates' sin­gles got heavy air­play on urban con­tem­po­rary radio, as was the case with "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)", "Kiss on My List", "One on One", "Say It Isn't So", "Adult Ed­u­ca­tion", "Out of Touch", "Method of Mod­ern Love" and "Every­time You Go Away". Most of those sin­gles charted on the R&B and dance charts, in­clud­ing some num­ber-one hits. In 1985, Sim­ply Red re­leased "Hold­ing Back the Years", one of the most suc­cess­ful blue-eyed soul bal­lads; "Money's Too Tight" and other sin­gles by the group also per­formed well. Other suc­cess­ful blue-eyed soul songs of the 1980s in­clude Phil Collins' cover of "You Can't Hurry Love" (1982); Cul­ture Club's "Do You Re­ally Want to Hurt Me" (1982), "Time (Clock of the Heart)" (1982) and "Church of the Poi­son Mind" (1983); Dexys Mid­night Run­ners' "Come On Eileen" (1983); the Style Coun­cil's "Shout to the Top" (1984); Teena Marie's "Lover­girl"(1...

    A back­lash en­sued in the late 1980s as some black peo­ple felt that white peo­ple were cash­ing in on the pop­u­lar­ity of their music. How­ever, the ex­tent of the back­lash was not uni­ver­sally agreed upon. In 1989, Ebony Mag­a­zine pub­lished an ar­ti­cle ex­plor­ing whether white peo­ple were "tak­ing over" R&B. The ar­ti­cle fea­tured var­i­ous mem­bers of the music in­dus­try, both black and white, who be­lieved col­lab­o­ra­tion was a uni­fy­ing force, and there was agree­ment that the fu­ture of R&B was not com­pro­mised by the con­tem­po­rary urban sound. A sim­i­lar ar­ti­cle in Ebony, writ­ten in 1999 high­lighted con­flict­ing opin­ions about the "blue-eyed" in­flu­ence; how­ever, the source of con­tention was not about the artis­tic merit of blue-eyed soul, but rather the eco­nomic in­equal­ity that per­sisted in Amer­i­can life and within the music industry. Ac­cord­ing to scholar Joanna Teresa De­mers, the "suc­ces­sors [of Pres­ley] in blue-eyed soul and white fun...

  3. Talk:Blue-eyed soul - Wikipedia › wiki › Talk:Blue-eyed_soul

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  4. Talk:Blue-eyed soul/Archives/2015 - Wikipedia › wiki › Talk:Blue-eyed_soul

    "Blue-eyed soul is soul music as performed by white people and usually intended for white audiences." I do not think the artists listed would share this definition of a made up genre of music. R&B is "R&B", soul is "soul". If that were the case they would be selling albums in "white only" record stores.

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    Blue-eyed soul. Blue-eyed soul (also known as white soul) describes rhythm and blues and soul music performed by white artists. The term was coined in the mid-1960s, to describe white artists who performed soul and R&B that was similar to the music of the Motown and Stax record labels. Though many rhythm and blues radio stations would only play ...

  6. Adele - Wikipedia › wiki › Adele_Laurie_Blue_Adkins

    Adele MBE Adele performing on her Adele Live 2016 tour Born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (1988-05-05) 5 May 1988 (age 32) London, England Alma mater BRIT School Occupation Singer-songwriter Years active 2006–present Spouse(s) Simon Konecki (m. 2016; div. 2021) Children 1 Awards Full list Musical career Genres Pop R&B blue-eyed soul pop-soul Instruments Vocals guitar drums bass piano Labels XL ...

  7. Jeannie Seely - Wikipedia › wiki › Jeannie_Seely

    However, it also is rooted in classic country, country pop and blue-eyed soul. [3] [97] [98] At times, her songs have dealt with women's sexuality, heartache, empowerment and loss. [97] [49] The Boot writer Carrie Horton explained that Seely was a pioneer for women's sexual freedom.

  8. Evie Sands - Wikipedia › wiki › Evie_Sands

    Evie Sands. Evie Sands (born July 18, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter and musician. Sands' music career spans more than 50 years. She began her career as a teenager in the mid-1960s. After a rocky start, she eventually found chart success in 1969, before retiring from performing in 1979 to concentrate on writing and production.

  9. Blue-Eyed Soul is a dated and obsolete term at this point. It was widely used in the 1970s and 1980s, but I don't think it's used commonly now among music folks. Exactly. And I don't know what harm there's to use it in historical context if someone's music was marketed as such way back when.

  10. Lake Street Dive - Wikipedia › wiki › Lake_Street_Dive

    Lake Street Dive is a multi-genre band that was formed in 2004 at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. The band's founding members are Rachael Price, Mike "McDuck" Olson, Bridget Kearney, and Mike Calabrese. Keyboardist Akie Bermiss joined the band on tour in 2017 and was first credited on their 2018 album Free Yourself Up.

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