Interview: Author Steven Vass (“Let the Music Play”)

Steven Vass is the author of “Let the Music Play: How R&B Fell in Love with 80s Synths.”It’s the overlooked story of how R&B, disco and funk were transformed by the explosion of music tech in the era of ghetto blasters and Ronald Reagan. It traces how pioneers like Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock inspired a new generation of black musicians and producers to reinvent music with a whole new set of rules.

00:00 – Introduction

07:10 – Interview: Steven Vass

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