Psychedelic soul

The Chambers Brothers in 1970

Music genre that emerged in the late 1960s and saw Black soul musicians embrace elements of psychedelic rock, including its production techniques, instrumentation, effects units (wah-wah pedal, phaser, etc.) and drug influences.

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The Chambers Brothers in 1970

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Dance to the Music (song)

1967 hit single by soul/funk/rock band Sly and the Family Stone for the Epic/CBS Records label.

1967 hit single by soul/funk/rock band Sly and the Family Stone for the Epic/CBS Records label.

It was the first single by the band to reach the Billboard Pop Singles Top 10, peaking at #8 and the first to popularize the band's sound, which would be emulated throughout the black music industry and dubbed "psychedelic soul".

John Lennon rehearses "Give Peace a Chance", 1969.

Runaway Child, Running Wild

1969 hit single for the Gordy (Motown) label, performed by The Temptations and produced by Norman Whitfield.

1969 hit single for the Gordy (Motown) label, performed by The Temptations and produced by Norman Whitfield.

John Lennon rehearses "Give Peace a Chance", 1969.

The single was both the second from their landmark Cloud Nine LP, and the second of their "psychedelic soul" tracks penned by Whitfield and former Motown artist Barrett Strong.

The band in 1970

The Chambers Brothers

The band in 1970

The Chambers Brothers are an American psychedelic soul band, best known for their eleven-minute 1967 hit "Time Has Come Today".

Maggot Brain

Third studio album by the American funk rock band Funkadelic, released by Westbound Records in July 1971.

Third studio album by the American funk rock band Funkadelic, released by Westbound Records in July 1971.

Dave Segal, from the same publication, revered it as "a monument of psychedelic funk" and "a defining document of Black rock music in the early '70s".

Osmium (album)

Debut album of American funk band Parliament, led by George Clinton.

Debut album of American funk band Parliament, led by George Clinton.

The album has a psychedelic soul sound with a spirit of experimentation that is more similar to early Funkadelic than the later R&B-inspired Parliament albums.

Cover of the 1968 French single

Time Has Come Today

Cover of the 1968 French single

"Time Has Come Today" is a hit single by the American psychedelic soul group the Chambers Brothers, written by Willie & Joe Chambers.

Robinson during Paris Fashion Week in 2019

Janelle Monáe

American singer, songwriter, rapper, science-fiction author and actress.

American singer, songwriter, rapper, science-fiction author and actress.

Robinson during Paris Fashion Week in 2019
Monáe performing at the Austin Music Hall in 2009
Monáe performing at Way Out West in Gothenburg, Sweden, on August8, 2014
Monáe at the premiere of Moonlight in 2016
Monáe at the Kennedy Space Center in 2016

Chris Champion of The Observer described Metropolis and The ArchAndroid as "psychedelic soul with a sci-fi twist".

George Clinton performs with Parliament-Funkadelic in 2007.

Psychedelic funk

George Clinton performs with Parliament-Funkadelic in 2007.

Psychedelic funk (also called funkadelia or conflated with psychedelic soul ) is a music genre that combines funk music with elements of psychedelic rock.

Al Green (1973), one of the genre's major pioneering artists

Cinematic soul

Genre of soul music with a "cinematic" style, combining traditional rock / soul arrangements with orchestral instruments.

Genre of soul music with a "cinematic" style, combining traditional rock / soul arrangements with orchestral instruments.

Al Green (1973), one of the genre's major pioneering artists

During their psychedelic soul period of 1968-73, The Temptations created what is described as "cinematic soul", songs, often long in length, with longer instrumental introductions and detailed orchestration.

What's Going On (Marvin Gaye album)

Eleventh studio album by American soul singer, songwriter, and producer Marvin Gaye.

Eleventh studio album by American soul singer, songwriter, and producer Marvin Gaye.

Gaye experienced personal and professional turmoil in the late 1960s and part of his refocusing on music was attending concerts from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center.
Fellow soul singer Renaldo Benson inspired Gaye to write about political themes and social change in his music.
Gaye recorded the album at Motown's in-house studio Hitsville U.S.A. (since converted into a museum)

The Absolute Sound described the album as "a brilliant psychedelic soul song-cycle".