Join KISU-FM for an evening of roots, gospel, and rock music including an alternative background mix for your fireworks celebration!
7:00 PM - Capitol Steps July 4th Edition
8:00 PM - Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul (2 hours)
10:00 PM - The Back 40's Alternative Fireworks Soundtrack
ospel Roots of Rock and Soul, hosted by Cece Winans, is a four part documentary series illustrating the influence of Black gospel on early rock and soul music. This hour begins and ends with Sam Cooke in 1955 singing in what would be one his last performances as a gospel musician before crossing over to pop music. The hour examines the history and foundation of Black gospel from spirituals and how those songs informed the gospel music of the great gospel quartets including The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Pilgrim Travelers, The Golden Gates, The Caravans, and The Soul Stirrers featuring Sam Cooke. The episode ends with the story of Sam Cooke’s ascent into the pop world.