Reclaimed Soul: Chicago’s Heyday Of Soul Comes To A Close

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

Reclaimed Soul: Chicago’s Heyday Of Soul Comes To A Close

From the early 1960s through the late 1970s, Chicago had a large music scene centered around soul. The city’s musicians, record companies and distributors cranked out local, regional and even national hits.

But by the time the “Me Decade” was ending, the music industry had changed the way stars and records were made.

The big crossover stars like Chaka Khan and Earth, Wind & Fire had left town the mom-and-pop companies found it harder and harder to get their product out to the public.

Reclaimed Soul host Ayana Contreras takes us on an audio tour of some of the best artists from the last days of that golden era.