Heartbreak ’58: A trip through early rhythm and blues with Madeleine Rose Witney
With Heartbreak ’58 we present to you a night that takes you on a journey through the early rhythm and blues years.
Join us as our house band hark back to a lost time of heartbreak, playing songs that would eventually form the base for one of our most beloved genres here at the Jazz Cafe; soul.
The late 50s and early 60s in America was a time well documented in popular culture through films like American Graffiti and Grease, a time rich in teenage angst and young love.
The soundtrack of the day was rhythm and blues, songs that fused country and gospel lyrics into a blues sensibility thanks to artists such as Varetta Dillard, Damita Jo, Jesse James and more.
This movement would eventually forming the basis for soul music which would take the world by storm in the later 60s and early 70s with James Brown et al.
Providing the entertainment on the night we have the excellent Madeleine Rose Witney performing live with her quartet and 7Inch Max behind the decks.