FOF #2623 – The Duke of Soul

Jun 4, 2018 · 2352 views

Erthe St. James and Fausto Fernós. Photo: Fausto Fernós.

Some of the most important musical contributions to modern American music have come from African Americans, whose musical roots in African slave spirituals evolved into all our favorite styles: jazz, hip-hop, soul, funk, country, pop and rock.

Today Erthe St. James, the Duke of Soul joins me to take a casual look at modern black musicians that have inspired us from James Brown, Quincy Jones and Nile Rogers, to Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Erika Badu.

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