Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Is Country Music, Soul Music?
Both genres were heavily influenced by Gospel music - although from different (yet similar) perspectives.
Poor Black parishioners were not singing hymnals in a way to which they could relate.
Many added beats and sounds from their native lands in an effort to refine their music (prayers) to suit their own ears.
Poor white ethnic parishioners (not part of The Establishment) added sounds and beats from their own lands to their services as well.
Maybe Dolly Parton is correct when she states that Country Music is Soul Music.