Tag Archives: David Whiteis

Several University of Illinois Press books were honored with the 2014 Awards for Excellence from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections. The winners will be acknowledged at the awards ceremony at the ARSC national conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in May 2015. … Continue reading

Singer, songwriter and pianist Benjamin “Benny” Latimore was born on September 7, 1939. Latimore is profiled by author David Whiteis in Southern Soul-Blues, an overview of the genre that mixes blues, 60s-era Deep Soul, contemporary R&B, hip-hop and gospel. In Southern … Continue reading

Chicago’s legendary Blues Festival kicks off today in Millennium Park. Friday’s Grant Park headliner is Bobby Rush, a prominent figure in the book Southern Soul Blues.  Author David Whiteis describes Rush on stage as “fluidity in motion — at any … Continue reading