Patience Essah Africana Studies Lecture: African American Covers of Country Music BEFORE Ray Charles: Prevalence and Significance
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
RBD Library Ground Floor Auditorium
Free and open to the public.
Join us for the Patience Essah Africana Studies Lecture Series featuring Tim Dodge. Dodge will present "African American Covers of County Music BEFORE Ray Charles: Prevalence and Significance." Ray Charles's 1962 release of his "Modern Sounds in Country & Western" LP is considered a milestone and is regarded as the first successful attempt of an African American artist to record music that was first recorded by a country artist. However, it turns out that Charles was by no means the first African American artist to have done so. Dodge will provide a historical overview of the phenomenon and will explore both the prevalence and significance of this recording activity. Brief musical examples will be provided to help illustrate the little-known aspect of African American musical recording history. The lecture is sponsored by the Auburn University Libraries and the Office of Diversity and Mulicultual Affairs. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Robin Sabino at 334-844-9069 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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