WYXR Stereo Sessions #4: Robert Clayborne – "Power to Overcome"

WYXR 91.7 FM’s “Stereo Sessions”, presented by MEMPHO, offers hi-fi album listening parties at the Memphis Listening Lab.


Wed, July 10, 2024

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM UTC


Memphis Listening Lab

1350 Concourse Avenue

Memphis, Tennessee 38104

United States


"Power To Overcome" by Robert Clayborne stands as a rare and cherished gem in the landscape of gospel funk and boogie music. A seasoned musician deeply rooted in the Memphis music scene, Clayborne's expertise as a keyboardist and vocalist is evident in this distinctive blend of genres. A longstanding member of The Memphis All-Stars, Clayborne has left an indelible mark on the city's musical fabric, and his collaborations with R&B legend Al Green, particularly in albums like "I Can't Stop" and "Everything's OK," further showcase his versatility. Released in 1987, "Power To Overcome" is a testament to Clayborne's ability to infuse sacred gospel themes with the vibrant and synthesized sounds of boogie, creating a unique musical fusion that sets the album apart. Labeled as "boogie funk," the album reflects a rhythmic and electronic dance music style with strong ties to post-disco, adding complexity to its sonic identity. Beyond its musical innovations, the album has become a highly sought-after collector's item, commanding notable prices in the market. As part of Clayborne's musical journey and Memphis's rich musical tapestry, "Power To Overcome" emerges as a unique expression of creativity and innovation within the niche realms of gospel funk and boogie music. Thank you to our sponsors for Robert Clayborne's "Power to Overcome": MEMPHO, Memphis Listening Lab, Crosstown Brewing Co., Independent Bank, VIA Productions.

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