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Soul blues
Stylistic origins Electric blues, soul, urban contemporary, rhythm and blues, rock and roll
Cultural origins 1950s, United States
Typical instruments Bass guitar - Electric guitar (with amplifier) - Harmonica - Drumkit - Vocals - Keyboards
Mainstream popularity Medium in the 1980s

Soul blues is a style of blues music developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Singers and musicians who grew up listening to the electric blues of Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Reed, Elmore James etc. and soul singers such as Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and Otis Redding, and gospel music wanted to connect their favorite music.


Musicians in this style include Z. Z. Hill, Otis Clay, Latimore, Little Milton, Johnny Adams, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett, Bobby Rush and Johnnie Taylor.