“Really, what I'm trying to do is make soul music, but I don't even think of it as a genre. It's more of a feeling”..... - Kaytranada
Soul music, which boasted pride in being black, originated in the African American community of the USA in the late 1950s from its roots in gospel music and rhythm and blues. During the Civil Rights Movement of the early ‘60’s the labels Motown, Atlantic and Stax pushed the new-found African-American consciousness.
From those roots, Soul music gradually expanded to create Funk, and by the early 1970s, had been influenced by psychedelic and progressive rock. The ‘80’s saw the Disco explosion and during the 90’s Neo Soul developed which led to the 2000’s and contemporary R&B, which sounded very different from the original rhythm and blues style, incorporating elements of pop, soul, funk, hip hop, and electronic music.
As Soul music continues its progress, here at Flying Nun we strive to carry a range of the best contemporary Soul and R&B music and to also seek out represses of key Soul albums from the past.
Find a curated selection of the best new and classic international and local Funk and Soul albums on vinyl LP, CD and cassette at the Flying Nun Records Store. Buy online and get free shipping in Aotearoa New Zealand on any order over $40.