If Aretha is the queen of soul, who is considered the king?

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    I have too many males to pick from.

    Steve Sanders of the Oak Ridge Boys (deceased)
    James Otto
    Billy Joe Royal (deceased)
    Daryl Hall of the Hall & Oates duo

    God bless you and James and Daryl always!!!

    Holly (forever wishing that I had discovered Steve and Billy Joe sooner)

    P.S. Steve and Billy Joe most definitely didn't get the recognition that they deserved.
     
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    Hmmmm I might go with James Brown.
     
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    The artists you've listed may have been good in the genre of music they played, but they are not soul music. James Brown has always been considered 'King of Soul'
     
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    James Brown is known as both the godfather of soul and as the king of soul.
    None of the ones you listed do soul music they're Pop and Country.

    Here's classic James Brown.


     
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    No, he’s The Godfather. The King of Soul is Otis Reading, although you would get a ton of votes for Marvin Gaye and Sam Cooke, and even Wilson Pickett.
     
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    The actual title of that is I Got You (I Feel Good)
     
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    I was thinking Elvis was pretty soulful and he was The King, so is Elvis the King of Kings?
     
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