February 13, 2019 –
Distinguished Lecture Series presents John Capouya
Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band (2017)
When people think about the origins of soul music, they may consider Detroit (home to Motown), Memphis (home to Stax Records and Otis Redding), or New Orleans (which has a rich rhythm and blues history). Florida also has a rich heritage of soul music that has been overlooked, which includes Sam and Dave, Ray Charles, KC and the Sunshine Band, and many other hit-making musicians of the 1960s and ‘70s. University of Tampa Professor John Capouya will play classic R&B, show vintage photos, and share his research into this important musical legacy.