I Love Music
I have to thank my mother and father for introducing me to all genre of music, but especially the music of North America and the Caribbean. As my knowledge and curiousity grew I got to specialize in the type of music I wanted to purchase and listen. Do not get me wrong I still listen to all genre of music but the ones I listen to the most is what is termed “Old School”, and reggae.
What is Old School
Now what is “old school?” Usually it is the music from the 60s, 70s, 80s and part of the 90s. Back in my day they called it Rhythm and Blues (R&B) or Soul. So what is soul music? In my world it is music that when you hear it, it causes you to feel something. If it has swing it will make you want to dance (e.g. Twisting the Night Away, Sam Cooke). If it is romantic or sultry it speaks to soul and heart (e.g. When a Man Loves a Woman, Percy Sledge, Sexual Healing, Marvin Gaye). Maybe you have just broken up with your partner and need something to express how you feel (e.g. Pain in My Heart, Otis Redding). In other words soul music when you hear it usually sparks some feeling from the listener.
Let the Music Play
I think soul music was and still is so popular because it runs the gamut from feeling happy and wanting to dance, meeting a partner and wanting to tell them how you feel, making love and sharing each other's touch, to breaking up and feeling the pain. It can be different for everyone, but the main thing about soul music is how it touches your emotions.
How does Soul music touch you? Write your comments below or send me you comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.