Reclaimed Soul: Breaking Down The ‘Chicago Sound’

Reclaimed Soul
Reclaimed Soul host Ayana Contreras. Reclaimed Soul
Reclaimed Soul
Reclaimed Soul host Ayana Contreras. Reclaimed Soul

Reclaimed Soul: Breaking Down The ‘Chicago Sound’

Ayana Contreras’ record collection seems to span both space and time, but she has a soft spot for homegrown singers, musicians and arrangers from right here in Chicago.

The host of Reclaimed Soul on our sister station Vocalo often plays cuts and describes the music as the “Chicago Sound.”

But what does that mean? Ayana joins the Morning Shift to talk about the elements that sets the “Chicago Sound” apart from the soul scenes that were happening in other parts of the country.