Coming 11/17 at 8pm est to Soul-Patrol Spotlight Guest Author – Schuyler C Traughber Power 101 (The Harvard Report, Soul Music, and The American Dream Paperback)

We are going to take a deep dive into some music and cultural history that I have gotten many questions about and been unable to answer. …

Audience registration for Soul-Patrol Spotlight, featuring Power 101 (The Harvard Report, Soul Music, & The American Dream Paperback) Author - Schuyler C Traughber (11/18)

We are going to take a deep dive into some music and cultural history that I have gotten many questions about and been unable to answer. Now we will have a guest, who not only was there, but has actually documented all of this for us Mr. Schuyler Traughber. You are welcome to join in as an audience member and ask your questions during the session or just listen as Schuyler Traughber takes us thru the history of what was a truly fascinating period in Black music history.

Register for the session at the following link:
http://soul-patrol.com/webinars/soul-patrol-spotlight-power-101-with-schuyler-traughber/?wspage=register

In 1972 CBS Records commissioned Harvard Business School and CBS Black Music Marketing Director, Logan Westbrooks, to develop and for CBS to implement, a “Study of the Soul Music Environment.” It was intended to be a simple, productive “blueprint” for Soul music. The result was CBS Records receiving decades of praise for its contributions to an era of strong music, along with employment in positions previously denied to Blacks in the music industry…all the way to astonishing charges of corporate collusion, racism, payoffs, and greed for the enrichment of White corporate America at the expense of powerful, Black-owned, self-distributed record labels like Stax and Motown.

Dr. Westbrooks and next-generation Schuyler “Sky” Traughber, who worked at Stax, Motown and CBS Records, take us on an historical music business roller coaster ride of personal and public domain stories. It covers decades of controversial revelations of how “The Harvard Report” may or may not have lived up to its reputation of being both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde-the Savior and the Demon-of what Black Music became during this tumultuous period culminating in the uncertain state of Black Music today. Questions…did CBS Records set the wheels in motion for the demise of smaller Black-owned record labels? Or was it an inevitability? POWER 101 offers answers and food for thought.

Register for the session at the following link:
http://soul-patrol.com/webinars/soul-patrol-spotlight-power-101-with-schuyler-traughber/?wspage=register

POWER 101

The Harvard Report, Soul Music and the American Dream

PART 1 Early Influences

What is Black

The Dream

The Power

PART 2 Bridging the Gap in the 1970’s

2A

The Mission

The Power Begins with the Music

The Report

2b

A Staff that Delivers

CBS and the Lure

Philly International, Stax and Ivictus

2 c

Clive Leaves

The Fallout

Africa LeBarron, Vernon and Paris

Disco and Everyone Ducks

PART 3 Late 70’s – 90’s

Back Home

CBS Gets a Thrill

Reaganomics, Diversity and Consolidate

POWER 101

Register for the session at the following link:
http://soul-patrol.com/webinars/soul-patrol-spotlight-power-101-with-schuyler-traughber/?wspage=register

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