Blue-eyed soul  

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Blue-eyed soul (also known as white soul) is a term used to describe R&B or soul music performed by white artists.

The term doesn't refer to a distinct style of music, and the meaning of blue-eyed soul has evolved over decades. Originally the term was associated with mid-1960s white artists who performed soul and rhythm and blues music that was similar to the raw, expressive music of the Motown and Stax record labels. Many blue-eyed soul singers have been described as sounding black because they had a full voice with a throaty, resonant timbre. The term continued to be used in the 1970s and 1980s, particularly by the British to describe a new generation of singers who adopted elements of the classic Stax Records and Motown sounds. To a lesser extent, the term has been applied to singers in other music genres that are influenced by soul music (such as dirty pop, urban music, and hip-hop soul).

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