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Vocalo's Barber Shop Show

The State of Chicago Soul Today

Like so many American cities, Chicago has a particular brand of Soul music. Artists like Curtis Mayfield and Gene Chandler helped pave the way in the 1960s and 1970s, but where is that sound today? To help answer that, we heard from Reclaimed Soul’s Ayana Contreras and current Chicago Soul artist Avery R. Young. Then, we heard a remembrance of one of Chicago’s most beloved soul stars: Minnie Riperton. For that, Vocalo's Emma Farley sat down with Minnie's brother, Ray Riperton. The Barber Shop Show airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 91.1FM. You can also stream live at In addition, the show broadcasts on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ 91.5FM.

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