Aired 8 months ago 5:57
arepa marvin Discussed on World Cafe
Aired 8 months ago 19:07
Part 6: Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul
By the '60s, gospel music had firmly established a foothold in mainstream American culture. This opened the door for soul stars such as Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye to complete the bridge between gospel and pop. They both grew up immersed in the harmonies and rhythms of the church and brought those sensibilities into their pop music. This episode looks at the gospel background and lasting musical legacy of Aretha and Marvin.