A New Generation of Musicians Are Revitalizing Chicano Soul Music
SoCal KCET website is running a feature that takes a look at how 'A New Generation of Musicians Are Revitalizing Chicano Soul Music'
Focusing mainly on artists from the Daptone imprint Penrose label, the article uses words, photos and sound clips to good effect and is well worth the walk over..
Preview below followed by link to the article
A new crop of artists from the Southland have taken on the mantle of Chicano soul and oldies. Groups such as Thee Sacred Souls, Thee Sinseers, Los Yesterdays, The Altons, and Vicky Tafoya and the Big Beat, to name a few, have recorded music that invoke the romance, longing and nostalgia of yesteryear, while adding flourishes of other genres into the mix.
Musical genres are often phrased in a way that not only describes the style and mood that the music provokes but that also places it within a specific time period. Chicano Oldies, for example, brings to mind the romantic combination of soul and R&B created by Mexican American artists during the 1960s who were influenced by African American artists of that era as well as those who came before.
Full article can be read here