Coffee Break: Neo-Soul

Amy Winehouse performs in London in 2007
Amy Winehouse performs at London's Music of Black Origin Awards in 2007. (Jo Hale/Getty Images)

On Amy Winehouse's birthday, we remember her for her music and how she blended her deep vocals and an eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, jazz, and reggae, to create her own special version of neo-soul. What distinguishes neo-soul from contemporary R&B is that it is less conventional and incorporates elements ranging from funk, jazz fusion, hip hop, and African music to pop, rock, and electronic music. (source Wikipedia)

Let's celebrate Amy and genre-blending in the way we do best - with music!

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what neo-soul artists do you want to hear?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

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Songs played

Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
Mayer Hawthorne - Just Ain't Gonna Work Out
Black Pumas - Colors
Jamiroquai - Canned Heat
D'Angelo - Brown Sugar
Lauryn Hill - Everything Is Everything
Leon Bridges - Smooth Sailin'

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