The UK blues phenomena that started in the early 1960’s in the UK contributed to a Blues revival that eventually brought the blues towards wider acceptance in its home land – the USA.
It is now an acknowledged fact that UK singers and groups influenced by the original artists played the most widely accepted Blues. This lead to the original artists finding acceptance in their own right, back in the USA.
The vast majority of these White artists were British and included The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Spencer Davis, The Kinks. Their interests soon included soul and this led to the introduction and spread of soul in the UK.
Both Soul and Blues has a great stronghold in the UK and this has always been known and accepted in the home of Blues and Soul – the USA.