January marks the 52nd anniversary of Otis Redding’s seminal hit “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of The Bay”. What was it like when Otis Redding burst upon the scene in the mid-60s? Join us as Soul Music archivist David Nathan tells us the impact Otis had on the music scene and how he continues to inspire us more than 50 years later.
ASHFORD & SIMPSON: THE HITS, RARITIES & REMIXES
Join us for a deep dive into the music and stories of your favorite Soul and R&B artists. David Nathan, noted soul music historian, joins host Bethany Dawson every other week to chat about the lives of the people who made the music that continues to move our souls.
The creators of such ‘70s classics as “Don’t Cost You Nothing,” “Send It,” “Over & Over” and “Stay Free,” the dynamic duo of Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson can assuredly be considered soul music trendsetters and pioneers through their unparalleled legacy as multi-talented producers, songwriters and performers.
SoulMusic.com founder David Nathan – who conducted his first interview in the US with Nick & Val in 1974 - discusses the couple’s cultural impact, distinctive imaging, live performances and personal favourites from ‘The Hits, Rarities & Remixes’ collection.