Soul music evolved from gospel and rhythm-and-blues. And it became the catalyst that enhanced black youth participation into the Civil Rights era. The evolution of soul music fragmented into several soul musical genres and transitioned into contemporary pop music. Evolving from rhythm and blues and gospel, pop singer-songwriter Bruno Mars confessed that he would not have a career if not for this form of African American music.
We recently lost soul music's architects, Bill Whiters, Little Richard, Betty Wright, Millie Smalls, and Gil Bailey. These soul music greats helped to shape soul music's characteristics that induced a sense of freedom and expression on the generation that motivated change in American society. As we honor the soul music era, we will chat about our personal experiences and delight in the events that shaped who we are today.
Pop music’s birthing room was the Civil Rights era (1956-1972), its midwife was the Chitlin Circuit; its father was rhythm-and-blues, and its’ mother was soul. Join me as we have a cup-of-joe and chat with MAMA There Goes That Band, and my special host, you. call-in at, 845.277.9339.