I heard this word a lot in the 60s-70s, but not so much anymore. Playing with soul, soulful, soul band, etc. I wonder why we don't hear it used as much these days. In the 60s-70s, "paying your dues" was a phrase we heard a lot. With the decline of live music venues, we don't talk about paying your dues. I'd entertain reasons why these terms aren't used as much nowadays.