UPDATED 1/7/2022 - THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED. : This lively in-person course will celebrate the classic American soul music of the 1960s, 1970s, and beyond. Without leaving town, we will visit a number of key sites—Chicago, Memphis, Muscle Shoals, Detroit, and Philadelphia—to discover how the music was created and to consider why it became so popular. We will watch performances and listen to songs from some of the genre’s greatest artists and performers, from James Brown to Sam Cooke to Otis Redding to many lesser-known but also great artists. We hope you will gain a richer appreciation of this music, which has proven so resonant over the decades and throughout the world. Students’ opinions are welcomed and encouraged. Dancing is optional. | Lecture + Q&A.