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  Song Harvest music downloads: jazz, soul, R&B. Song lyrics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Jerry is an Artist, Songwriter, Producer, Arranger, Composer, Lyricist and Musician whose songs are created with carefully crafted melodies, song lyrics, rhythms and harmonies that span a number of musical genres including Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Soul and Classic RandB.
Soulful improvisation is the spiritual key that ties them all together.
Jerry's songs all have vocals with meaningful song lyrics as their central focus.
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  Neo soul - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Neo soul (also known as nu soul) is a musical genre that fuses contemporary RandB, 1970s style soul, and hip hop, and jazz.
Keys, however, is widely known because she has had the biggest single mainstream neo soul hit to date with "Fallin'", which contained no rap verse and consequently managed to cross over not only onto the pop charts, but also onto both the hot and the soft AC charts.
The other neo soul artists are hardly known of at all in mainstream America, having yet to cross over to the mainstream despite the fact that most have found success with the urban audience, urban radio, and BET.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Neo_soul   (1289 words)

 Neo Soul: What’s New About It?
The roots of soul were not the result of bandwagon commercial interests rather the product of the political, cultural, and economic societal dynamics preceding and surrounding the 60's and 70's.
Soul was the venue by which Black people could express their pain and oppression with a sound that only Blacks could achieve.
Soul was James Brown raving "I'm Black and I'm Proud." It was the culmination of rock, jazz, blues and gospel.
www.timbooktu.com /felpride/neosoul.htm   (1474 words)

 Neo Soul Today: August 2005
Neo Soul Today is an authoritative source for informed and intelligent opinion, reviews, news, and other content about neo soul music, its artists, culture, and industry.
Sound is the essential attribute that describes the auditory characteristics of neo soul songs, artists, and the artform itself.
According to the neo soul underground word-of-mouth circuit, although "Introducing Antoinique" was released on December 16, 2003, the album did not enjoy a formal release nor was it appropriately marketed.
neosoultoday.blogspot.com /2005_08_01_neosoultoday_archive.html   (1867 words)

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It postulated that, at the end of 2003, the "neo soul movement" had retreated to the underground and was trying to regain mainstream attention with artists such as Anthony Hamilton.
Graham goes on to propose that neo soul's initial failing was "the media-created label itself -- a term that the artists, whom it was meant to represent, generally rejected." Well, if you're a regular Neo Soul Today reader, this irony central to the music is not news to you.
Obviously, my current sentiment is that although "neo soul" (or whatever you want to call it) is indeed "soul," its sound is distinct enough for it to be classified (or sub-classified) differently just for the sake of isolating the artists whose sounds and vibes are characterized by this style.
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 Patricia Maertens - Neo Soul Music
Neo Soul, or Nu Soul is a rebirth of the traditional soul music from the sixty's and early seventies.
SOUL MUSIC: Date: 1961: music that originated in fl American gospel singing, is closely related to rhythm and blues, and is characterized by intensity of feeling and earthiness.
NEO SOUL: a sophisticated evolution of soul music that retains all the intensity and earthiness characteristic of the genre while adding complex jazz-like vocal stylings backed by experimental funk grooves.
www.bigbaer.com /patriciamaertens.htm   (918 words)

 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Living / Arts / Soul searching
It was soul music for smart people, with a tangible elitism and self-importance that some may have found off-putting.
Many of the new soul artists are songwriters and musicians as well as singers, and it gives their art a deeper personal touch.
Both Moore and Fields have songs on ''Neo Soul United,'' a stunning, eclectic collection of relatively unknown soul artists from across the country.
www.boston.com /news/globe/living/articles/2003/10/14/soul_searching   (1224 words)

 Goapele and Luther's music transcends neo-soul label
But a growing number of soul artists around the country and in the Bay Area have disregarded that label by creating eclectic albums that they insist are just variations on good, old-fashioned soul music.
Soul music accounted for just 9 percent of CD sales in 2000, according to the Recording Industry Association of America -- the lowest it's been since 1994.
The blend of hip-hop sensibilities with soul and jazz on her debut even prompted KMEL, which has tended to ignore most local acts, to play her first single, "Closer." The introspective and airy vocals combined with sassy grooves make Goapele a bit of an urban-music anomaly -- and she couldn't be happier.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2003/01/10/DD119191.DTL   (1140 words)

 Epicenter of soul - The Boston Globe
It's a 21st- century soul: A restless, edgy sound that makes full use of new electronic possibilities, one that's devoted to classic soul values but pushing -- in its lyrics and techniques -- into the future.
Meanwhile, old-school soul of the 1960s and 1970s has come back in favor, thanks to CD releases of music from obscure labels as well as the hipster adoption of new bands, such as Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, that specialize in preserving the ``authentic" sound.
It might seem odd that the new soul sound was born in Los Angeles, nerve center of the entertainment industry and a city often derided as vapid and glitz-obsessed.
www.boston.com /ae/music/articles/2006/05/28/epicenter_of_soul   (1542 words)

 Neo-soul - The Busy Person's Guide
Neo-soul is the love child of Soul, R&B, and funk with a spoken word upbringing.
Soul music is broken into many subgenres and eras.
The Soul Patrol offers an extension or time chart that allows one to better appreciate the Neo-soul mix of past and present soul to form its very unique sound.
www.informationandexperts.com /arts/NeoSoul.html   (264 words)

 NuSoul/Neo-soul - Topic Powered by eve community
I'm not sure I like the term neo/nu soul even though it seem to be the general term for r&b utalizing real instrumentation as opposed to loops and samples.
They just want to be recognized as "Soul", and not contemporary R&B or HipHop (altho in an earlier post I already said that these artists employ a bit of an infusion of all three).
In fact it is acknowledged that it is sort of an attempt to revive 70's soul.
forums.metacritic.com /groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/1150066204/m/6600058504   (856 words)

 Dusty Groove America - Neo Soul -- Recently Added -- CD
The record's a wonderfully dark set of soul tunes -- done in a mode that's similar to that of much of the American underground work in recent years -- but touched with lots of cosmic and trippy...
At first listen, the CD opens with a style that's somewhat conventional in Neo Soul terms -- but as each new song comes in, Trizonna shapes her sound with...
There's elements of soul, jazz, and funk bubbling throughout most of the record -- but the group's also got influences that span the globe, and which bring about a...
www.dustygroove.com /featured.php?cat=40&format=cd   (2741 words)

 Gothamist: Lightening Up Soul Food: Neo Soul
Lindsey Williams, grandson of the “queen of soul food,” Sylvia Woods, learned this firsthand.
He launched Lindsey Catering 125 in 2001; his goal was to change the way people viewed soul food – he varied the ingredients, using organic produce, free-range chicken, and organic beef, and he experimented with preparation techniques, designed both to lighten up the traditionally heavy dishes and to make them more modern and sophisticated.
Williams’ recipe calls for crushed Special K for that extra crunch, but the frying is done in the oven instead of in oil.
www.gothamist.com /archives/2006/04/17/lightening_up_s_1.php   (424 words)

 Neo-Soul Pimps, Supa-sistuhs and Another Jigga Summer: A Best of 2001 Review
And still yet he was too graphic and stank-funky for the Neo-Soul Bourgeois who like their music middle-brow-never ghetto-but never complicated, how else do you explain the fascination with India.Arie and Musiq Soulchild (at least she CAN sing).
It's just Soul music, and "Mahogany Soul" is the sweetest slice that this generation has seen.
De La Soul has never been about those "Champaign sippin' money fakers" they skewered well-done on their classic "Stakes is High." But, finally, this is some hip-hop for grown folks.
www.seeingblack.com /x122101/music10.shtml   (1137 words)

 The Caramel Connection - Home of Fine African American Poetry & Neo Classical Urban Soul.
Neo soul (also known as nu soul) is a musical genre that fuses contemporary RandB, 1970s style soul, and hip hop.
Other major neo soul artists have included Angie Stone, Lucy Pearl, Floetry, Glenn Lewis, Res, Truth Hurts, and Bilal, all of whom became staples of RandB radio.
Eric Benet, Common, and D’Angelo are among some of soulful, highly creative artists who frequent Philly to get a taste of the sound.
members.tripod.com /~breakuoff/neosoul.html   (1687 words)

 Neo Soul CD Review (neo japan series: neo soul).  DVD VISION JAPAN (DVD VISION)
Neo Soul features 13 cool tracks of RandB/Hip-hop from the biggest stars.
Neo Soul is the latest compilation album to be released by Tofu Records.
While she may not be able to carry off the vocal pyrotechnics that her contemporaries can, her soulful voice added with a great slow jam, will help keep that mood from the first track going.
www.dvdvisionjapan.com /neosoul.htm   (799 words)

 Akadot - Neo Soul CD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Neo Soul CD A review of Tofu Record's newest Japanese music compilation.
Unlike Tofu Records' previous releases, "Neo Soul" moves alway from the typical J-pop and features a variety of J-RandB and J-Hip Hop tunes from popular artists in the Japanese music industry.
Overall, "Neo Soul" is one of the better Japanese music compilation CDs available in the domestic music market.
www.akadot.com /article.php?a=162   (1334 words)

 // Digital DJs // Respect Due Discussion Board : Spotlights : What's Wrong With the Term Neo-Soul???
This observation of fusing elements is the key to Neo Soul.
Venues that offer live Neo Soul music (such as The Bowery Poetry Club in New York and Sankofa Arts Kafe in Dallas) usually offer spoken word acts and open-mic opportunities for poets.
With Neo Soul, it's an important part of the movement even though the music attributes are more obvious.
www.digital-djs.com /talk/thread-view.asp?threadid=503&posts=25   (3826 words)

 Dusty Groove America - Neo Soul -- Recently Added -- LP
Misty was signed to Sony for a spell, but she really brings a self-described mystical approach to Forest Soul that we can't imagine on a major label.
The core album is a new concept in soulful music -- live house tracks, performed by a great trio led by drummer, singer, songwriter Christian Urich -- member of...
The group here are picking up some of the 21st Century Soul touches of late 90s Talking Loud -- but that's a great thing by us, as they forge together the warmth of their earlier tunes with the crisp freshness of the London...
www.dustygroove.com /featured.php?cat=40&format=lp   (2004 words)

 Whatever happened to the neo-soul movement?
Both Moore and Fields have songs on "Neo Soul United," an eclectic collection of relatively unknown soul artists from across the country.
R&b and neo soul are pretty sucky overall.
I'll take neo soul over Radiohead, The White Stripes or any ten of the noisy, off-key singing fluffmongers clouding the airwaves these days.
www.prince.org /msg/8/69536?pr   (3297 words)

 Neo Soul
BIG FISH AUDIO NEO SOUL-2 WAV/REX/APPLE DVD "Neo Soul 2" is the second installment of the smoothest soul music yo've ever heard.
Veteran producer and composer Josquin des Pres teams up with multitalented newcomer Brett Michael Wiesman to deliver the second installment of the critically acclaimed bestseller "Neo Soul.
Reminiscent of 1970s soul music and combined with new-millennium hip-hop, jazz and R&B, Neo-Soul has been steadily conquering clubs and airwaves the world over.
vintage-soul.com /neo-soul.htm   (157 words)

 Neo Soul - Lindsey Williams - Penguin Group (USA)
He was raised in the kitchen of his grandmother's restaurant, Sylvia's, where he mastered the art of soul-food cooking.
Now, with Neo Soul, we can all enjoy some guilt-free soul food.
Neo Soul features more than one hundred of Williams's delectable recipes, including Grandma's Roasted Turkey, Lenzo's Trout Stuffed with Collard Greens, Okra Gumbo, Neo Sweet Potato Pie, and Blueberry Buckle.
us.penguingroup.com /nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,0_9781583331941,00.html   (189 words)

And hell, I still love those albums, still pop in Patterson when the sunroof is down, Scott's "Lyzel in E Flat" to get in the mood, Stone's "20 Dollars" when it feels like everyone's on my tip.
It needs to remind us that soul music is always grounded in a community, in a life, and in the spaces and places that that life takes place in, and that times are fucking insane right now.
Because we need to quit chilling and really start feeling the vibe – remember that music can move minds, move bodies, move hearts, move souls, and if soul music doesn't start moving real damn soon, we're all just gonna be sitting here, stoned and kicking it, while the world rushes by.
www.sfbg.com /36/52/art_music_neosoul.html   (600 words)

 Soul music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Much has been made of Tamla Motown's contributions to the soul canon although the Detroit based label proudly thought of itself as a manufacturer of pop music.
Meanwhile in Chicago Curtis Mayfield was creating the 'Sweet soul' sound that would render him the undisputed Godfather of Northern soul, although once again the 'forerunner theory' suggests his music was heavily influenced by the late Sam Cooke.
Thom Bell, and Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff are considered the founders of Philadelphia soul, which was dominated by artists such as The Spinners, The Delfonics, The O'Jays, The Stylistics, The Intruders, Patti LaBelle, MFSB, The Three Degrees, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, and McFadden and Whitehead.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Soul_music   (2081 words)

 Neo-Soul Music - Artist of Today   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The album had a romantic, rich mixture of soul, funk, jazz, and R&B music.
He has released three studio albums and is currently working on his fourth.
"Brown Sugar", his first album, blended hip-hop and soul music to create a sound that was unknown until that time.
www.lasalle.edu /~prestov1/neosoulartiststoday.html   (292 words)

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