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Musician Billy Buchanan Speaks About Black History Month Concert At Bo Diddley Plaza

Cleveland-born singer/songwriter Billy Buchanan will perform with his band Sunday, February 11 at Bo Diddley Plaza as part of the Gainesville’s celebration of Black History Month. In this extended conversation with WUFT’s Dana Hill, Buchanan talks about developing an early love for classic soul and R&B that inspired him to pursue a career as a musician.

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Gainesville’s Soul Music History Highlighted In New Book

From Ray Charles' early years in Florida to homegrown stars like Linda Lyndell and Little Jake Mitchell, John Capouya shines a spotlight on the underappreciated contribution Florida has made to the history of soul music in America. "Race is really the context for almost all of the stories I tell." "When white kids started listening to soul music, it really helped the whole movement toward integration of this country that when that music was accepted by a generation, it’s something you can’t quantify, but I think it made a difference."

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