Monday, August 30, 2010

How Does Someone Have Soul?

Let me count the ways.

1. The Who

2. Ray LaMontagne

3. Iris Dement

4. Janis Joplin

5. James Cotton

6. Odetta

I don't know, maybe the first one is more so inescapable energy, but maybe there's no difference between that and soul?  What does it mean to have soul?  You can't exactly compare #1 with #6 for example, other than that each has its own powerful energy that can be difficult to define.   I also thought about posting stuff by Van Morrison, Jack White, and others, but I figured I should cut it off here.  I consider all of these soulful performances but have never quite found the words to define what it means to have soul.