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The Back Roots of Rock and Roll: Part 4

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The Black Roots Of Rock And Roll: Part 4

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The Back Roots of Rock and Roll: Part 4

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  • TV On The Radio , "Staring at the Sun"
  • Big Joanie , "Way Out" 
  • Camp Candle , "Black Friday"

February is Black History Month, and all month long we're diving into the Black roots of rock and roll with music journalist John Morrison – hearing how black artists have influenced and in some cases invented rock, decade by decade.

Over the last few weeks, we've gone from the beginnings of rock in the 1940s and '50s, to the funk and punk of the '70s, shoegaze and pop-rock in the '80s and '90s, and today Morrison brings us music from the turn of the millennium to the present day, including Camp Candle, a duo from Philly with a big sound. Their music has some '80s new wave, some post-punk 4AD sound, and many more musical influences that they distill into their own unique thing.

In this session, it's the final installment of our four-part series The Black Roots of Rock and Roll.

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