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Soul Music of the Sunshine State: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band
Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States
In Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band, John Capouya shows that Florida made valuable contributions to soul, on par with notable soul capitals Memphis, Detroit, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Join Capouya and a panel that includes producer and songwriter Willie Clarke of Miami’s pioneering Deep City Records; singer Helene Smith, this city’s first soul queen; Marlon Johnson, co-director of the documentary Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound; Jackie Moore, best known for her 1970 hit, Precious Precious; and Miami’s legendary singer/songwriter Timmy Thomas. After the panel discussion and Q&A, Thomas will perform, including his classic Why Can’t We Live Together, a #1 hit in 1972.