|Stylistic origins||Electric blues, soul, urban contemporary, rhythm and blues, rock and roll|
|Cultural origins||1950s, United States|
|Typical instruments||Bass guitar - Electric guitar (with amplifier) - Harmonica - Drumkit - Vocals - Keyboards|
|Mainstream popularity||Medium in the 1980s|
Soul blues is a style of blues music developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Singers and musicians who grew up listening to the electric blues of Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Reed, Elmore James etc. and soul singers such as Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and Otis Redding, and gospel music wanted to connect their favorite music.