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The R&B Chronicles - Bill Withers

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Broadcast: April 12, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Perhaps more than any other genre of popular American music culture, soul music is the result of the combination and merging of previous styles and sub-styles in the 50’s and 60’s. At it's inception soul music combined the African American concepts of gospel and blues sensibilities in creating a passionate, soulful and musical presentation of the African American spirit.

 

Rhythm and Blues is itself a combination of blues and jazz and developed in the 40’s as small groups of predominately African American musicians built upon the blues tradition which morphed itself into soul music coming into the 50's.

 

“The R&B Chronicles” is a weekly musical biography that will focus on classic R&B and soul music and feature many of the great artists and groups.... such as Otis Redding, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Earth, Wind and Fire and many more.

 

Hosted and produced by Jae Sinnett.

 

Note: There is no audio archive available for this episode.