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October 12, 2021

Goins publishes second part on Memphis soul music

Submitted by Wayne E. Goins


Wayne Goins, university distinguished professor of music, published "Booker T. & the M.G.'s: A Tribute To The Beatles" in the October 2021 issue of PMA, The Power of Music and Audio, a premier online journal that focuses on the human experience and interaction with recorded music and audio. 

The second of a three-part series, Goins investigates the music of the soul/R&B quartet whose instrumental style defined what widely became known as the "Memphis Sound." More specifically, Goins details two seminal albums: "The Booker T. Set" and "McLemore Avenue" issued on the Stax Records label, in 1969 and 1970, respectively, that further cemented the highly-regarded reputation of the band.

Goins, who serves as a regular contributing writer to the magazine, regularly combines intense music research with in-depth details of his use of mono, stereo, and high-end digital equipment for playback of his extensive music collection in 45s, LPs and CD format.

Faculty in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance have received Grammy awards and nominations, and Emmy awards; produced recordings on international and national CD labels and published books and journal articles with international and national publishing houses and professional organizations; and performed and presented research in every continent in the world, except Antarctica. The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is a part of the College of Arts and Sciences. Visit the school's website to learn more about music, theatre and dance at K-State.