Giants and Immortal Legacies
Against The Current vol. 122

Fish, George

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/05/2006
Year Published:  2006  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13254

Lou Rawls and Wilson Pickett were two of the most distinctive Black voices in pop music. From the 1960s right up to the present, both were major players in that extraordinary scene of the 1960s and 1970s, an artistic and soulful creative renaissance that stretched the boundaries of what could be done with popular culture well beyond the expected. It is a renaissance still remembered, still very much cherished as much outside the borders of the United States as within, even as today’s virulently rampaging lowest-common-denominator commercial pandering tries to overwhelm us.

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