If you google Iowa soul music, you get the following....
- A whole bunch of links to The Iowa Soul Festivals, which is more about bringing soul artists TO Iowa than about soul music FROM Iowa.
- Links to soul artists coming to Iowa
- The album "Eclectic Iowa Soul" by Rod Dugan, who seems to be from Texas but looks like he came from Iowa. If you want to check it out, it's on Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/music/artist/Rod_Dugan?id=Avh4vxljsd57kneffprrdrsljni&hl=en
- And if you look far enough, a couple of mentions of The Maytags, a mention here and there of other Iowa bands, and a couple of mentions of my hip hop episode!
If you google "Iowa soul music" with quotes, you get exactly 7 entries. Three are porn sites! Two link to The Maytags on Tumblr. One about Iowa folk musician, William Elliott Whitmore. And one about the writings of of a Ray Franklin.
Needless to say, soul and RnB, plus funk, are not produced widely in our predominantly rural and white state, But a few people besides Dustin Smith are playing this awesome genre. And I'm happy to present a few of them on this recent podcast episode!
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Song 1 - "Why Me" by Dominique Morgan
Song 2 - "Are You Ready" by The Candymakers
Song 3 - "Spirit of Love" by Sophia Landis
Extra 2 - Videos of The Dick Danger Band
Song 4 - "Invest in This" by Soul Sherpa
Song 5 - "Beautiful Girls Put Yo Handz Up" by Polo Bandz
Extra 2 - Videos of Faculty Lounge
Song 6 - "Too High" (radio version) by SP3
Song 7 - "I'm So Sorry" by Dustin Smith
Song 8 - "Betsy" (live and acoustic) by Ladysoal
Closing - Iowa Music Showcase theme by Dylan Boyle
All rights reserved by the composers and performers. Used by their kind permission.
Other posts and podcast episodes featuring soul music:
Next episode: We drop some Iowa electropop and electronic music on you!
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