what is neo-soul?

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  1. black_doug

    black_doug Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    How do you categorize Soulive, New Mastersounds, Lettuce, Bamboos and Orgone? This isn't the all of Bamboos but a good song and guitar sound I like.

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    like Al Green but without a chorus.
     
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    Anything Colemine Records is putting out!

    Kelly Finnigan and Monophonics.


     
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    Would James Hunter fit the bill?

     
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    Waaaaay too many of these suggestions are retro soul. Someone who sounds exactly like Sam Cooke is not “neo,” folks.

    D’Angelo, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton, John Legend and India Arie are all neo-soul. To me, Leon Bridges and Sharon Jones, while wonderful, are not.

    Anthony Hamilton is so great. Don’t sleep on Charlotte, NC.





    Almost forgot Raphael Saadiq. He was the main guy in Tony Toni Tone, but has made some great records on his own. He should probably be considered one of the originators of the subgenre. Here’s a great track from his solo debut.

     
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