Dale Chapman & Robert Gordon

January 20, 2019

On this episode of Inquiry, we talk with Associate Professor of Music at Bates College DALE CHAPMAN. His new book is THE JAZZ BUBBLE: NEOCLASSICAL JAZZ IN NEOLIBERAL CULTURE. Can the jazz of artists like Wynton Marsalis help us understand “the cultural dynamics” of financial capitalism? Tune in for a lively discussion about one of the most unique books about jazz published this year.

Stax Records in  Memphis was “Soulsville USA”. It was an incredible enterprise from the 1960s and 70s that would record 800 singles, 300 albums, win an Academy Award, and create Wattstax in 1972, the “Black Woodstock”. Artists on Stax included Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Sam and Dave, Booker T and the MGs, Wilson Pickett and many more. On this episode of Inquiry, welcomes back filmmaker and historian of the Memphis music scene, ROBERT GORDON. We will begin our conversation about his dynamic history: RESPECT YOURSELF: STAX RECORDS AND THE SOUL EXPLOSION.

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