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Soul, Stax, and Civil Rights

March 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm


Fairfield University Professor of Music, composer and bassist Brian Q. Torff will analyze the tremendous impact of soul music during the 1950’s-70’s, focusing on the legacy of Stax Records in Memphis on March 25 at 6 p.m. at the Essex Library. Stax Records produced hits from Rufus and Carla Thomas, Booker T. & the MGs, Sam and Dave, Johnnie Taylor, Albert King, Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, and the Staples Singers. Torff’s 2018 trip to Memphis and Mississippi will feature his photos and explanations of Southern blues and soul from church to recording studio, including the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.

This event is free and open to the public. To register, or for more information, please call the Essex Library at 860-767-1560.


March 25, 2020
6:00 pm
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Essex Library
33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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860 767-1560

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