Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

Freddie King and Howard Tate are the Soul of Gospel and Blues

Kirk Silsbee, Pasadena Weekly, 16 February 2006

TOO OFTEN we're reminded that soul – the fundament of black gospel and blues—is fast slipping away from us.  Losing Wilson Pickett and Lou Rawls in the same month was bad enough.  But to see Sly Stone, missing in action for decades, give a feeble performance at the Grammys, was too much.  

Total word count of piece: 562


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.