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Listening Sessions » Love in the Stax: Death + Resurrection in Memphis

How Stax, a Memphis-based white-owned label became the sound of Southern Soul, and how it rebuilt after the death of its signature artist Otis Redding, creating the template for Soul in the 1970s and ‘80s.

Artists include: Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, The Staple Singers, David Porter, The Soul Children, Rance Allen, Shirley Brown

$15 ($12/members), register online or with Guest Services.


Mark Anthony Neal is Professor of African and African American Studies and the founding Director of the Center for Arts, Digital Culture, and Entrepreneurship (CADCE) at Duke University. He offers courses on Black Masculinity, Popular Culture, and Digital Humanities, including signature courses on Michael Jackson and the Black Performance Tradition, and The History of Hip-Hop, which he co-teaches with Grammy-award-winning producer 9th Wonder (Patrick Douthit).

Neal is the author of several books including What the Music Said: Black Popular Music and Black Public Culture (1999), Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic (2002), and Looking for Leroy: Illegible Black Masculinities (2013).  The 10th anniversary edition of Neal’s New Black Man was published in February of 2015 by Routledge. Neal is co-editor of That’s the Joint: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader (Routledge), now in its second edition. Additionally, Neal hosts the video webcast Left of Black, which is produced in collaboration with the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke.

March 22, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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