soul http://kalw.org en The Story of Stax Records on this week's Fog City Blues http://kalw.org/post/story-stax-records-weeks-fog-city-blues <p>The story of Stax&nbsp;Records is more than a record-label history -- it's a story about racial integration, about black power and economic independence, and about music and musicians in Memphis, Tennessee. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:00:22 +0000 Devon Strolovitch 39206 at http://kalw.org The Story of Stax Records on this week's Fog City Blues San Francisco's own brand of Northern Soul: An hour-long special http://kalw.org/post/san-franciscos-own-brand-northern-soul-hour-long-special <p><em>Click the "play" button above to listen to the entire show.</em><br /><br />40 years ago, in small town bars across the U.K., you could find party goers spinning, twirling and pumping their legs to the fast sounds of American soul music. But, it wasn’t the top 40 Motown sound you’d usually hear, in fact, by that time in the 1970’s, Funk and Disco had already taken over the charts. These kids craved Soul they hadn’t heard yet--rare B sides, and small label releases that were overlooked in the surplus of American-produced Soul music in the 1960’s. DJs in the U.K. began collecting Soul records that were off the beaten track, and often impossible to find again. That specific sound of Soul, and the night-life culture that erupted around it, was branded "Northern Soul." Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Ashleyanne Krigbaum 37034 at http://kalw.org San Francisco's own brand of Northern Soul: An hour-long special Now Playing: KALW's Northern Soul on NPR.org http://kalw.org/post/now-playing-kalws-northern-soul-nprorg <p class="p1">It's been 40 years since the first all-night R&amp;B party at the Wigan Casino nightclub outside Manchester, England. The doors didn't open until 2 a.m., and its 1,200-capacity ballroom was packed until dawn with dance-crazy (possibly amphetamine-fueled) soul fans. They called the uptempo vibe Northern Soul, after the region of England that fell in love with rare '60s R&amp;B.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 02:12:49 +0000 Ashleyanne Krigbaum 36182 at http://kalw.org Now Playing: KALW's Northern Soul on NPR.org