SOUL SIDE | Where the soul in Americana and Roots music shines. Soul Side is our show dedicated to the Americana and Roots side of classic rhythm and blues as it was played and appreciated in the 60’s and early 70’s, and as it’s still being played on the Stations of The Deep South. Soul Side–with its own stars, its own audience and day-to-day hits–is the resurgence of that verse-and-chorus, story-telling tradition. In addition to Motown, Memphis, Philly and Chicago-style rhythm and blues, Soul Side borrows freely from country, gospel, rock, pop and many other influences. It is not simply the “blues,” with which it is often confused, and which traces its roots through a decidedly narrower, less danceable, lineage. Probably the most accurate synonym for “southern soul” is “country soul.” Soul Side is more laid-back and low-tech than the “urban” sound that dominates today’s R&B charts. It’s more liable to include a narrative, it’s less likely to be frenetic, it’s grittier.
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