Choose one topic per chapter. 100 words maximum.
1. James Brown became known as “Soul Brother #1” due to his cultural pride and activist stance. How monumental was his performance the night after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.? Given the time frame of the 60’s, what other events made this moment so volatile?
2. Independent labels were the backbone of the First Wave of rock and roll. How important were Motown and Stax/Atlantic in the popularizing of soul music? What influences can be cited for each of these labels?