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Psychedelic soul is a concept used to categorize music that featured elements of psychedelic rock and soul/funk music. This kind of music that thrived during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Psychedelic soul is often connected to artists such as Sly & the Family Stone and Funkadelic though former's 1970s output is also often described simply as a funk and latter's music is also sometimes called funk-rock. However, they both took clear influences from psychedelic rock. Others, most notably The Temptations and their producer Norman Whitfield, War, The Undisputed Truth, and The Fifth Dimension, followed the path laid out by the work of Sly Stone and his band. Psychedelic soul led the way for a harder, less subdued sound to permeate through black music, leading the way for the mainstream funk music of the early 1970s and later disco.

An important band in this regard is the band Funkadelic lead by George Clinton which mixed the soul and funk of the late sixties and early seventies with extended distorted guitar solos and psychedelic sound effects coupled with surreal imagery and stage antics, especially in their early albums. Funkadelic in this way extended the legacy of Jimi Hendrix, who was not just influential in Psychedelic Rock but also in fusion jazz.

Minnie Riperton and the Rotary Connection's cover of "Respect" is also an example of psychedelic soul. Another example of psychedelic soul is the rare groove track "Smokin' Cheeba Cheeba" by the Harlem Underground Band.

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