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Funk, R & B, & Soul in the Twin Cities: Images & Artifacts

A guide to MNHS resources on Twin Cities R & B, funk, and soul from the late 1960s through the early 1980s.

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Charles Chamblis
From family reunions to the nightclub scene, there is no one who documented the Twin Cities Black community like Charles Chamblis. Affectionately called “The Pictureman,” he had a passion for photography and a knack for being everywhere at the right time. The collection consists of hundreds of photographs from the 1970s and '80s--many of musicians mentioned in this guide were captured in these photos.
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