Adult Education Series: History of Philadelphia Soul

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Tracing the history of “Philly Soul,” which greatly impacted not only the sound of 70s soul but the development of disco

Freelance writer and blogger, Kit O’Toole, (Chicago) has been writing about rock, jazz, and R&B for over 20 years. She will be hosting an adult education series about soul music in Philadelphia and how it impacted 70s soul and more!

This educational experience will meet three consecutive Thursdays during the month of September. The sessions are Sept. 9, Sept. 16 and Sept. 23 from 7:30 – 9:00 PM. These sessions will be held virtually over Zoom! After registering here, you will be provided with a Zoom link.

For just $50, you can join this incredible series and learn more about Philly Soul and more. As stated in their event description, “The class will begin with influences such as Phil Spector’s “wall of sound” production, Motown’s pop/soul gloss, and James Brown’s “on the one” funk. Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the chief architects of the Philly Soul sound, will be explored in depth, as their compositions and productions resulted in classics by the O’Jays, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, and Billy Paul.”

Get your tickets now on Eventbrite to reserve your seat!