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  1. Neko sama
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    The meaning of some words

    I have a trouble in translating an English sentence.
    Here is the sentence: "A is a retired back up singer for a 70s soul act known as the Real Deal."

    I don't understand what "soul act" and "the Real Deal" mean and "for" in this sentence means working for, doesn't it?

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    Re: The meaning of some words

    "soul act" : "soul" in this context refers to a musical form combining gospel and rhythm and blues music; a "soul act" would be a performance of that type of music.
    "Real Deal" is the name of the performing group of musicians and singers.
    "for" = as you said, working for or associated with or as a member of

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