as in Soul music. the sub-genre of R&B that was alive from the late 50s/early 60s until the mid 70s. she is the Queen of that music, for sure.she's also 1 of my favorite musicians. she's near the top of my list of favorite singers, male or female.i think several of her singles are great - among the best ever and my favorite ever.her albums i'm not so familiar with. i don't see her as an album artist. Young Gifted and Black is good. And I Never Loved A Man. and Amazing Grace too.she's easily 1 of the greats. no doubt.