30 May America’s Music Legacy – Soul
Soul is music that arose out of the black experience in America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm and blues into a form of funky, secular testifying. The America’s Music Legacy series was recorded 1983-85 and produced by 20th Century Home Entertainment. It showcases the musical legends performing the songs that continue to attract and entice the whole world, because they truly are the best of all that is America. The program is hosted by Leon Isaac Kennedy and features performances by James Brown, Ben E. King, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Percy Sledge, Otis Redding, and many more.