Read the December 1981 article on the Time featuring some interesting comments from Morris Day about Prince and Jamie Starr at www.neosoul.com/riaa/artists/thetime.html
Check out the various AppleMusic playlists I have curated:
Neo Soul is a name for Alternative R&B:
WHAT IS alternative R&B? Rap-free
jazz and R&B. This music combines
traditional R&B elements and
contemporary lyrics without the
hard-driving rhythms and lyrics of hip-hop
(Source: Janine Coveney, “The Rhythm and
the Blues,” Billboard, p. 34,
December 27, 1997).
or is Neo Soul different than Alternative R&B?
According to Wikipedia, neosoul describes a style of music that emerged from SOUL and contemporary R&B. D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, and Maxwell are usually mentioned as examples of neo-soul artists.