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Soul Singer

Posted in Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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“…And now for an old soul song.”

– Anthony Keidis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers introducing his band’s cover of ‘Gimme Gimme’ by Black Flag during their Melbourne tour, 1992.

As I understand, singers like Aretha Franklin, in her time, were labeled screamers. Their tone tended towards a shout and, in comparison with the rich, creamy sound of a classical voice, were considered coarse and unsophisticated. Continue reading

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