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...Wilson Pickett was one of the most popular African American singer-songwriters in the 1960s. His songwriting and recording had a significant impact on the development of soul and R & B music during his time. Pickett was born on March 18...


Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...The word soul has its origins in the religious experience. The soul is that ineffable part of a human being that many understand as their core or essence. It is the soul that many people believe survives the corporeal part of one’s body –...