Soul en Booker T. Jones: The heart of soul <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During the 1960s there was a golden age of soul music in America. Some of the greatest songs from that era came from the </span>Stax<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Recording Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. A short list of artists who recorded there could include Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas, Sam &amp; Dave and the instrumental band led by Hammond organist, Booker T. Jones—Booker T. And The M.G.s.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:52:08 +0000 Justin Steyer & Mary McCann 9248 at Booker T. Jones: The heart of soul Gregory Porter: Football's loss is jazz's gain <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On his first trip to Seattle, Grammy-nominated vocalist Gregory Porter stopped by the </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Seattle studios for a live studio session that you do not want to miss. &nbsp;This also happened to be the day that Blue Note Records announced the release of Porter's new album, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Liquid Spirit.&nbsp;</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"></span></p><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:05:00 +0000 Justin Steyer & Abe Beeson 9171 at Gregory Porter: Football's loss is jazz's gain Joan Osborne and The Holmes Brothers are a recipe for soul <p>Want a good recipe for soul music?</p><p>Here’s what you do: Start with vocalist, Joan Osborne, who has had pop music hits, performed on The Grand Old Oprey, toured with members of The Grateful Dead and yet never strayed from her roots in rhythm ‘n blues music.</p><p></p><p>Now add a good, solid dose of The Holmes Brothers (Sherman Holmes, Wendell Holmes and Popsy Dixon), who have been playing their own unique blend of blues, gospel, soul and R&amp;B since the late 1970’s.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 19:51:29 +0000 Justin Steyer & John Kessler 8707 at Joan Osborne and The Holmes Brothers are a recipe for soul Happy birthday to the Soul Queen of New Orleans! <p></p><p><strong>Irma Thomas </strong>celebrates her 70th birthday today.&nbsp; She's been enthralling audiences for 50 years now, just as she delighted us with <strong><a href="">her Studio Session at KPLU last October</a></strong>.</p><p><em>Robin Lloyd will be playing a selection from that session on today's Blue Plate Special starting at noon.</em></p><p> Fri, 18 Feb 2011 18:56:07 +0000 Robin Lloyd 829 at Irma Thomas Live at KPLU <p></p><p><span class="stylebodytext2">Grammy Award-winning "Soul Queen of New Orleans," Irma Thomas brought her rythym section to the performance studio on October 29, 2010 to perform live on KPLU's Blue Plate Special hosted by Nick Morrison. </span></p><p> Fri, 29 Oct 2010 20:20:00 +0000 Nick Morrison & Justin Steyer 578 at Irma Thomas Live at KPLU