Classic Soul Triple-Play is a new SoulTracks feature that spotlights three songs from some of our favorite all time artists. We need your help choosing the songs for our next one, featuring Jill Scott.
Has there been a bigger surprise in the world of Soul Music over the past ten years than Jill Scott? As the new Millennium began, when both the soul and self-respect of modern urban radio were in question, Scott, along with artists such as Alicia Keys and India.Arie, captured audiences with a style of music that recalled the hopefulness of early 70s Soul music but with a modern sensibility. While each was important in opening doors to a new generation of female Soul singers, Scott, with her insightful, positive lyrics put to retro grooves, was perhaps the most important in demonstrating that intelligent, gentle prose - rather than simply a strong beat - could serve as a viable underpinning for modern Soul Music... Read full biography
Just vote below to let us know your picks. You can vote for as many songs as you want. Then check back next week when we post the three top songs!