The Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul radio documentary explores the influence of gospel on early rock and soul. Listen to the music featured in the first episode of the Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul radio documentary including songs by The Dixie Hummingbirds, Marion Williams, the Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Bebe & Cece Winans, Fisk Jubilee Singers, Sweet Honey In The Rock, Thomas A. Dorsey, James Brown, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, The Soul Stirrers, The Caravans, Mahalia Jackson, The Fairfield Four, and many others.
The Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul was produced in Philadelphia by WXPN at the University of Pennsylvania, and distributed by NPR. Listen to the playlist below.
This was produced for WXPN’S GOSPEL ROOTS OF ROCK AND SOUL. GOSPEL ROOTS OF ROCK AND SOUL has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.