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The Gospel Roots Of Rock And Soul

Feb 7, 2019

Sat. 2/9 7p - 10p: Without gospel music there never would have been an Elvis Presley. There never would have been a Ray Charles, or a James Brown. From the mid-twentieth century on, gospel music not only thrived within a separate sphere as vital as the jazz, rock and rhythm and blues worlds; it also constantly intersected with the secular music industry, providing models that countless artists outside the church emulated. "Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul"  explores these connections as a way of reinstituting gospel's central place within the history of American popular music. Produced by WXPN.