Episode 8: Black R&B in the '60s & '70s

Episode 8: Black R&B in the '60s & '70s

Rock & Roll: From The Beginning

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Along with guest Richard March, Traditional and Ethnic Arts Coordinator for the Wisconsin Arts Board, we'll start by dealing briefly with the "uptown" rhythm & blues style of such artists as Sam Cooke and Ben E. King and the Drifters in the early '60s. From there we turn to Berry Gordy of Motown Records  and his distinctive gospel-pop synthesis, represented here by (among others) Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the Supremes and Marvin Gaye. We'...
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Along with guest Richard March, Traditional and Ethnic Arts Coordinator for the Wisconsin Arts Board, we'll start by dealing briefly with the "uptown" rhythm & blues style of such artists as Sam Cooke and Ben E. King and the Drifters in the early '60s. From there we turn to Berry Gordy of Motown Records  and his distinctive gospel-pop synthesis, represented here by (among others) Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the Supremes and Marvin Gaye. We'...
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