R&B Legend Jerry Butler On Genre's Evolution

For more than two decades, the Rhythm & Blues Foundation has helped musicians who have hit hard times. Tomorrow, the foundation will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a big gala in Philadelphia.

It will honor several music pioneers including Chaka Kahn, Kool and The Gang, Teena Marie and The Whispers.

NPR's Tony Cox speaks with Jerry Butler, chairman emeritus of the foundation and the co-host of the star-studded 20th Anniversary Pioneer Awards gala.

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