The Dark End Of The Street

Tue: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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The Dark End Of The Street
C/O KOOP Radio
PO Box 301899
Austin, TX 78703-0032

The show focuses on Southern Soul of the ’60s and early ’70s, before black music became a strictly urban format. Core artists include Joe Tex, Joe Simon, Solomon Burke, Otis Redding, etc. In addition to the great vocalists, the show hopes to spotlight the great house bands at American Sound Studios, Stax, Hi, FAME, & Muscle Shoals Sound. Other performers of interest include white southerners writing soulful songs mixing Country/Soul/Rock. Examples include Joe South, Tony Joe White, & Bobbie Gentry. Show heroes include Dan Penn, Chips Moman, Arthur Alexander, Shelby Singleton, Steve Cropper, and Rick Hall.

  • Nov 12, 2021

    Celebrate Dan Penn’s 80th Birthday!

    Join the party as we look at singer, songwriter, producer Dan Penn. While James Brown is undisputed Soul Brother #1, a strong case can be made that Dan Penn is Soul Brother #2. The show will feature recordings by Dan, and many of the artists who made his songs stone classics including Aretha Franklin, Solomon […]