The Meaning of Soul
Black Music and Resilience since the 1960s (Refiguring American Music)
Emily J. Lordi
"The Meaning of Soul" by Emily J. Lordi explores the cultural significance of soul music in the 1960s, as a symbol of black resilience and survivorship. Lordi analyzes the musical techniques used by iconic artists like Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye, and highlights the influential role played by black women in this musical tradition. A new and insightful look at the power of soul music to galvanize communities in times of peril and promise.