Popular music of the 1960s
1960s soul music was a style of black American music characterised by:
The most famous record labels were Tamla Motown, Stax and Atlantic.
Tamla Motown was an all black record company set up by Berry Gordy in Detroit.
Artists included The Four Tops and The Jackson Five. Stax was based in Memphis. Artists included Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett.
Listen to this sample from My Lover's Prayer by Otis Redding. Notice the soulful gospel-influenced singing and the prominent horn section.
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