According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, soul is "music that arose out of the black experience in America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm & blues that stressed by handclaps and extemporaneous body moves. Other characteristics are a call and response between the lead vocalist and the chorus and an especially tense vocal sound. Soul music reflected the African-American identity and it stressed the importance of an African-American culture. The new-found African-American consciousness led to new styles of music, which boasted pride in being black .
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You Know My Theory: Pop music’s midwife was the Chitlin Circuit; its father was rhythm-and-blues, and its’ mother was soul.