Just a Touch of Love: Slave and Sonic Messages of Upliftment

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Just a Touch of Love: Slave and Sonic Messages of Upliftment

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This presentation will examine trends in the music of the funk band known as Slave during the latter 1970s to 1980. Sonically Slave’s first five albums — Slave, Hardness of the World, The Concept, Just A Touch of Love, and Stone Jam — were marked by critical stylistic innovation and experimentation. While this was amid musical change, the band remained committed to creating particular compositions centered around notions of upliftment and social commentary, both through lyrical messaging and instrumental arrangements.

Publication Date

11-5-2021

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Dayton, OH

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African American Studies | Music | Musicology

Just a Touch of Love: Slave and Sonic Messages of Upliftment

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