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Leon Bridges and Curtis Harding: the new stars of classic soul


Bridges and Harding are just two of a new generation of black musicians reinventing the sound. But why now? Is it a reaction against homogenised dance pop or the 20-year throwback rule?

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jun/18/leon-bridges-curtis-harding-the-new-stars-of-classic-soul

An interesting article with a take on 'classic' soul  in todays current mainstream music world

“We are saturated on radio by a certain sound that delivers to earbuds and people are attuned to it having to be beaty,” says Jeff Smith, the director of music at Radio 2, which has playlisted many of these new soul artists. “Now people are railing against that beats sounds and looking to have something that means more lyrically.”

While the artists may not be news to regular soul  readers on here it's great to see a bit of national recognition being given out (though would guess that  it may be some 'interesting' views on the 70s northern scene by Craig Charles that get people talking)

 

 

 

 

 

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Its nice enough and refreshing to hear proper instruments including some real horns, but its hardly Otis, Wilson or James Carr.

The golden era has passed and though its welcome to hear some new artists recreating the sound, you will never recreate the place and time that gave rise to this magical period in our music.

I would just mention Ryan Shaw as a new singer worth listening to. He wipes the floor with Bridges and Harding.

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Its nice enough and refreshing to hear proper instruments including some real horns, but its hardly Otis, Wilson or James Carr.

The golden era has passed and though its welcome to hear some new artists recreating the sound, you will never recreate the place and time that gave rise to this magical period in our music.

I would just mention Ryan Shaw as a new singer worth listening to. He wipes the floor with Bridges and Harding.

Ryan Shaw has been around for a while..hardly a new singer...

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