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Summer Music: Thee Sacred Souls Bring ‘Souldies’ To San Diego

From left to right. Dummer Alex Garcia, vocalist Josh Lane and bassist Sal Sa...

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Above: From left to right. Dummer Alex Garcia, vocalist Josh Lane and bassist Sal Samano of the San Diego-based trio Thee Sacred Soul in an undated photo.

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The San Diego-based trio only started playing a year ago. But by their second show, they were signed to the same label that brought Sharon Jones and Amy Winehouse.

Aired: August 27, 2020 | Transcript

San Diego band Thee Sacred Souls have a sound that hearkens back to the '60s Motown and Stax record era.

The trio only started playing a year ago. But by their second show, they were signed to Daptone Records, the funk and soul label that brought us Sharon Jones and Amy Winehouse.

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Thee Sacred Souls don't just replicate what's been done, they bring a fresh spin on the oldies, or as the soul music revival has come to be known "souldies." And they use their voices for social change in the song, “Give Us Justice.”

"The song kind of wrote and spoke for itself. I might not have been someone who was murdered...but in a certain situation I could've been any other people who lost their lives to police brutality or brutality in general," said vocalist Josh Lane.

Lane, drummer Alex Garcia, bassist Sal Salmano, joined Midday Edition on Thursday as part of this year's Summer Music Series.

Summer Music Series: Thee Sacred Soul

Reported by Christopher Maue

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