Amy Winehouse and Adele garnered international attention for British soul and R&B music. But where did the inspiration of these women, far too young to have experienced Motown or the birth of soul and R&B, come from? Radio.com Inside Out explores the exploding fervor for soul and R&B in the UK, which has been embraced wholeheartedly by the rest of the world.
Some artists are discovered in back room deals by industry insiders who package them and turn them into a commodity that the iTunes buying public can stomach. And some artists, like Manchester’s blue-eyed soulful son Daley, spring (nearly) fully formed from their own imagination with accolades from their peers.