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Carolina Soul Music Topic of Lecture Sept. 10 by Jason Perlmutter

Carolina Soul
A lecture by Jason Perlmutter
Friday, Sept. 10, 2010
Reception at 5 p.m. | Program at 5:45 p.m.
Wilson Special Collections Library
Free and open to the public
Information: Liza Terll, Friends of the Library,, (919) 962-4207

Jason Perlmutter, founder of Carolina Soul, an online encyclopedia of soul music from the Carolinas, will present a lecture Sept. 10 in the Wilson Special Collections Library.

The free public program, sponsored by the University Library’s Southern Folklife Collection, will begin at 5:45 p.m., following a reception at 5 p.m. For program information, contact Liza Terll, at or (919) 962-4207.

Perlmutter began collecting local soul recordings in 2002, while he was a student at UNC, where he served as a disc jockey and station manager at the campus’s student-run radio station WXYC-FM. After graduating in 2003, Perlmutter worked as a chemist, but he has continued to collect local music.

Perlmutter researched and compiled the 2007/2008 Jazzman/Now-Again release Carolina Funk: First in Funk, 1968-1977. He has disc jockeyed soul music at spots throughout the Carolinas, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and New York City.

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