series: In Performance At The White House
air date: 6/27/13 3:00 AM
Hosted by President and Mrs. Obama, MEMPHIS SOUL: IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE honors the memorable soul sounds from the mid- to late-1960s that came from Memphis, Tennessee and legendary labels like Stax-Volt Records, that featured artists such as Al Green, Mavis Staples, Carla Thomas, Otis Redding and many more. The evening pays homage to Memphis, a segregated city in the 1960s where many whites and blacks nonetheless came together to make soulful music, a mix of gospel and potent rhythmic grooves - known today as "Memphis Soul."
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