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Soul Music Rough, assertive, less polished, and more “live” sound Received as more authentically “black” (+ often more militant) • Yet, soul also derived from interracial collaborations
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Stax Records White-owned Memphis record label “Soulsville USA” • known for raw, live sound
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Booker T. and the MGs Integrated Stax studio band • also records instrumentals Booker T. Jones (organ) Steve Cropper (guitar)
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Wilson Pickett (1941-2006) “In the Midnight Hour” (1965) Alabama / Detroit “Wicked Pickett” persona Huge, delayed backbeat (“the Jerk”)
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Jerry Wexler (b. 1917) Jewish family from the Bronx Billboard journalist, then co-partner for Atlantic Records Produces Pickett, Aretha Franklin + more
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Aretha Franklin (b. 1942) Singer, pianist, “The Queen of Soul” Born in Memphis, moves to Detroit • Mom - gospel singer • Dad - Rev. C.L. Franklin • nationally known preacher
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Aretha Franklin (b. 1942) Records pop-style songs in early 1960s Moves to Atlantic Records in mid-1960s (joins Wexler)
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Renowned for raw, gritty, soul sound
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