In an episode of the television show “The Monkees” explains why Wh**e people have soul.
Davy Jones of the Monkees: Hey Charlie, Charlie listen…listen. I wanna ask you a question man. Oh, first of all let me introduce you to the people. This is Charlie Smalls, he’s a friend of mine from New York and now we’re out in California and we’re writing songs together. This is one of our first songs, right?
Charlie Smalls: Right
DJ: Tell me…why don’t I have soul? You’ve known me all these years. Why don’t I have soul?
CS: You do have soul but I have to explain it to you…uh…rhythmically. That’s the only way I can really talk is in music. Your soul would emanate on the accented beats 1 and 3. Where my soul emanates on the accented beats 2 and 4. And to give you a good example of that The Beatles…
CS: Play hard and funky on 1 and 3.
DJ: (Laughs) funky?
CS: But Really. Ringo plays the hardest 1 and 3 I’ve ever heard in my life. Now if you clap four I’ll show you. 1-2-3-4 (they clap together)
CS & DJ: (Clapping together) 1-2-3-4
DJ: (Counts) 1-2-3-4
CS: Uhn-pat-uhn uhn-pat uhn-pat-uhn uhn-pat uhn-pat-uhn uhn-pat
DJ: Yeah right.
CS: …the whole thing….as long as it swings its soulful
DJ: That’s 1 and 3 right
CS: Now an example of 2 and 4 would be more of a Motown sound
DJ: 1 and 3…1 and 3 is like wh*te soul…right?
CS: Right, exactly…
DJ: and two and four is the motown…
CS: 2 and 4 is motown soul brothers so you know (turns to look at cigar store indian behind them) give me five over hear…uh
CS: It would be the motown soul…clap again (they clap together) 1-2-3-4 1-2-3-4
DJ: (counts) 1-2-3-4 1-2-3-4
CS: uhn-Bop-ski dun dun-bop
uhn-bop-ski dun dun-bop
uhn-bop-ski dun be dun-bop
DJ: Oh yeah the accent now is on the 2 and the 4
CS: I almost got carried away excuse me I’m sorry
CS: but you can do the same thing if you take a two soul which is emanating from Brazil and you play (shakes percussion can) uhn-be dooby dooby uhn-be dooby dooby
CS & DJ: (together) Two uhn-dooby dooby One uhn-dooby dooby-Two
DJ: One Two…yeah right
CS: (hands can to Davy and starts playing the piano) right
CS: (inaudible) these songs together…come up with the same toon
DJ: yeah… right
CS: You wanna try it again? Let’s sing
DJ: I know a girl…her name is Ann…she is the girl that I dream of…she give me love I never knew…she show you how to love me too
DJ: It’s all the same right? So everybody’s got soul?
CS: Everybody’s got soul
DJ: It’s just a different kind of soul
CS: Swing it and you got soul
DJ: A 1 and 3 and a 2 and 4…this is a 1 and 2
CS: Everybody swings
CS & DJ: (together) la-lala-la