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29 Ene 2008, 0:42 de BadgerJohn31The description and playlist below are from the weekly radio show (A Brief History Of…) that my friend and I host on WSUM 91.7fm Madison (the college radio station). We selected songs we felt were either historically important or just representative of each specific topic. Please comment if you feel we missed something or just to give your opinion. Remember, however, that we do this show in an hour (about 50 minutes of music). Track length is a major factor in our decisions (shorter is usually better). Thanks!
A Brief History of…Southern Soul looks at Motown’s socially and emotionally expressive counterpart that emanated from Memphis, Nashville, and Muscle Shoals in the 1960s. The overarching theme of the show is the strong connection of Southern Soul to its roots in earlier African-American music. The first portion of the show describes the primary themes of this more lyrically free form of soul music. It also illustrates the rougher sound of Stax and Muscle Shoals records during the peak period of Southern Soul. …