Blue-eyed soul

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Blue-eyed soul is soul music as performed by white people and usually intended for white audiences. It exists in contrast to soul music performed by blacks, although many performers in the genre, such as the Box Tops, Eddie Hinton and Dan Penn, recorded many of the same songs done by black soul artists. Dan Penn, for example, wrote two songs associated with black soul performers: "Do Right Woman-Do Right Man" (for Aretha Franklin) and "The Dark End of the Street" (recorded by James Carr). Many blue-eyed soul performers are British, and several of these artists have actually been mistaken for being black.

Ironically, the "blue-eyed" artists who have had the longest careers in this genre have done so by building a significant black following, as exemplified by the success of Hall & Oates, George Michael and Teena Marie on the R&B charts in the 1980s.

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Blue-eyed soul - Brown-eyed soul - Girl group - Motown Sound (Detroit soul) - Northern soul - Quiet storm - Psychedelic soul
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