This “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on FEBRUARY 2, 2016
BLACK HISTORY MONTH: A FIVE-PART SERIES:
PART ONE: SPIRITUALS, GOSPEL & DOO-WOP -- “THE EVOLUTION OF BLACK MUSIC IN AMERICA”
February is BLACK HISTORY MONTH. Each February installment of “Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges,” will be part of a month-long series with guest co-hosts and live performers as Tom Lounges spotlights the evolution of Black Music in America — progressing from early Spirituals to bass-slappin’ Funk.
In-Studio musical guests on the series’ — “PART ONE: SPIRITUALS, GOSPEL & DOO WOP” — segment is R&B veteran BILLY SHELTON of THE SPANIELS and Gospel Music icon WILLIE ROGERS of THE SOUL STIRRERS, who will speak first hand of the changes they have witnessed as black entertainers during their lifetime. They perform live in studio with special guests — PERNELL DAVIS, PATRICK PITRE and GENE STEWART.