In the second episode of our new Pop, Race, and the ’60s Slate Academy, Slate pop critic Jack Hamilton talks to Emily Lordi, professor of English at UMass Amherst, and the author of Black Resonance: Iconic Women Singers and African American Literature and Donny Hathaway Live, about two soul singles, two singers, and the meaning of the contested term "soul."
You can read the 1968 Time article about Aretha that Jack cites here.
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