Canadian Soul Music?

Jully Black

I just stumbled across an interesting article from 2006 about soul/r&b music in Canada…

There was a recent flurry of media activity surrounding the release of Jamaica To Toronto, a compilation that exposes the “lost” history of R&B and soul music in Canada. The CD, released on American indie label Light in the Attic, collects recordings by Canadian-based R&B singers in the ’60s and ’70s. Toronto had experienced a wave of Caribbean and West Indian immigration that resulted in a highly charged music scene, and straight-up soul was the order of the day. Current press has marvelled at the fact that these soul artists even existed and how much they influenced the contemporary Canadian sound.

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