what is neo-soul?

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  1. bettyseldest

    bettyseldest Friend of Leo's

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    Beat me to it, we tried to do New Shoes once, our vocalist was not up to it.

    I have never heard of Neo-Soul, but if Ben is Neo Soul then you can call me a fan. I first came across him on Later with Jools a few years ago. this is one of my favourites;

     
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    Some really good examples listed so far. Fantastic Negrito is another current band that qualifies.

    One group that's been around a while but never really broke big is Vintage Trouble. They can really rock, but they can also do the Stax thing like The Colonel and The Duck. Imagine Otis Redding fronting Led Zeppelin or perhaps Black Crowes...you're right there.

    Grab ahold of something solid and then hit the GO button:



    And:

     
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    I took my nephew to see this lad about two years ago. His band were as tight as a nun's knickers on Good Friday. Rag n Bone Man:
     
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    I've been thinking of doing a cover of that song. Great tune.

    - D
     
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    Lots of great adds in here. D'Angelo and Erykah are unassailable.
     
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    also this jam helped to bring back the term "woke" from the 60s and 70s:



    i guess don't go too deep if that sort of thing makes you angry.
     
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    Charles is great. But I think I saw him four times Doug, and I missed his last show. He played here a lot. Agreed, gone way too soon.

    In a similar style, check out Lee Fields.

    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
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    The late screaming eagle of soul covers Sabbath.

    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
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    Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is on the Neo soul side too.
     
  10. telemnemonics

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    IDK but sign me up!

    Seriously!
    Loading up my guitar and amp as we speak!

    Why?
    Had enough of music from boomers, but still love the feel and groove and craft of Soul.
     
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    Yeah I agree with the fore-posted Leon Bridges and Vintage Trouble and I'd also suggest these cats

     
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    You’re right. I probably missed a show or two. I caught him at The Phoenix and Nathan Philips Square. Great band, too.
     
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    DEFINITELY!!!
     
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    couple more suggestions, just in case you're not familiar- these are "MUST CHECK 'EM OUT" bands


     
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    Not sure if these count as neo-soul per se, but I'd put 'em in there...




     
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    I like this guy a lot and have posted his vids here a few times with little response.
    Got some pop radio airplay then seems to have fallen off, at least of the maine radio radar.
    I'd love to play in a band like that and in my little world I believe I have what it takes!
     
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    I was at the Phoenix show. We’re you at the Guvernmint show. You’d remember because they kept us outside in minus 20 weather. Pretty sure there was a Massey Hall show at some point and he did a couple shows during the Pan Am games. I missed his last show for the jazz fest just a few months before he passed.

    Great performer. Definitely missed.

    Cheers,
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    I would guess a lot of Amy Winehouse's stuff and even Lake Street Dive would qualify as neo soul.

    Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise was a wonderful band. They hit in the 90s but never broke big. Sort of like Ray Charles fronting the Allman Brothers. Probably more R&B than soul, but damn they were soulful. How the band came to be is a true American success story.



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    Durand Jones & The Indications are cool too...

     
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