Music: An Arbitrary Guide to Soul

An Arbitrary

Guide to Soul

Fortunately, soul is not the exclusive possession of good guys who are losers, or even of bad guys who are winners. As a guide to further understanding, here is a totally arbitrary gallery of familiar figures from legend, history and the arts, who by their works or hangups are either elected to the Valhalla of Soul (YES) or relegated to Straight City (NO):

YES NO

Aaron Moses

Bonnie Clyde

Bottom Titania

Billy Budd Fletcher Christian Aaron Burr Alexander Hamliton

Charlie Brown Orphan Annie

Catherine the Great Frederick the Great

Holden Caulfield Andy...

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