The Rebirth of Soul

Whoa! Naomi Shelton, the 66 year old blues queen spotlighted in an episode of the public radio show On Point, looks alot like my aunt. Weird.

I like the caller who said that soul music is filling in for hip-hop now that it's almost dead. It's not just cookie cutter R&B that's being brought back, but, thanks to labels like Stones Throw Records and Daptone Records, we're witnessing a rebirth of the very core of soul: big bands, loud and unadulterated love and heartbreak and even barbershop quartets: