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Toussaint's New Orleans: a New Home for R&B?

Vernon Gibbs, Penthouse, February 1976

HAVING EXHAUSTED the "Motown Sound" in the sixties, soul music is now dominated by the "Philly Sound" — a triumph of polish and strings. True to its monetary instincts, however, the ever-restless recording industry has already begun making tentative advances toward a new area of R&B conquest in 76.

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