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The soul music behind Barack Obama

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The soul music history of Chicago is part of the inspiration and influence behind President-elect Obama's rhetoric and values. Here are samples of some of that rich musical history, in song and video:


The Staples Singers perform "Touch a Hand, Make a Friend" at the 1981 Montreux Jazz Festival, via YouTube.

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