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Classic Soul

From Soul Music's origins to around the end of the 1970's

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Etta James

Jamesetta Hawkins was born to a Los Angeles prostitute, brought up by an abusive preacher, tossed around foster homes. And was just a teenager in 1954 when she scored her first chart-topping hit. It all moved pretty fast after that...

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

The feature documentary film, Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend, in Park City, Utah. Produced by Rezolution Pictures, it tells the story of a...

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Sam Cooke

Editor's Note: The great, Sam Cooke would be 86 this week, if he'd lived past his 33rd year. An artist who many regard as the founder of soul music, we offer 10 things you...

Southern Avenue’s Debut Album is the Beginning of a Legacy

There's a new sound coming from Memphis, but it's as familiar as mom's cooking.
Soul Survivors Festival - Ferriday Louisiana

Soul Survivors Festival Celebrates Music's Living History in Ferriday, Louisiana

Performers at the May 26th festival may not be the sole survivors of the area's musical history. But they're close.
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Behind the Keys – The Hammond B3 Organ

Today's post about the Hammond B3 organ is taken from the Suncoast Blues Society! You can hear Hammond B3 Organs in an astounding amount of music. Let's learn about the broad diversity the B3 has to offer!
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