Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South

Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South


within the sound of the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, not anything symbolized the rift among black and white the US higher than the doubtless divided genres of kingdom and soul. but the track emerged from an analogous songwriters, musicians, and manufacturers within the recording studios of Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, and Muscle Shoals, Alabama--what Charles L. Hughes calls the "country-soul triangle." In mythical studios like Stax and status, built-in teams of musicians like Booker T. and the MGs and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm part produced track that either challenged and reconfirmed racial divisions within the usa. operating with artists from Aretha Franklin to Willie Nelson, those musicians turned an important members to the era's renowned track and the world over famous symbols of yank racial politics within the turbulent years of civil rights protests, Black strength, and white backlash.

Hughes deals a provocative reinterpretation of this key second in American renowned song and demanding situations the traditional knowledge in regards to the racial politics of southern studios and the song that emerged from them. Drawing on interviews and barely used data, Hughes brings to lifestyles the day-by-day global of consultation musicians, manufacturers, and songwriters on the middle of the rustic and soul scenes. In doing so, he exhibits how the country-soul triangle gave start to new methods of wondering song, race, hard work, and the South during this pivotal period.

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