Robert A. Brown is an author, lecturer and Rhythm & Blues (R&B) music cultural anthropologist with an in- depth knowledge focusing on the musical period from the mid 1960’s to 1990, often referred to as Classic Soul. Connecting the music to the social, cultural and political influences of the times makes his expertise above that of most category experts. He created, developed the content/syllabus and taught a course at the University of California – Berkeley Extension, titled the Musical Soul of the 1960’s & 70’s, which explored the music of the era and its impact on America. Robert was the founder of the Bay Area R&B Society established in 2002 plus presently is an in-studio host and consultant on the weekly on-line show, We Luv Rare Grooves, which features artist/songs that the commercial stations have overlooked
Robert has written columns for musical publications, lectured on the evolution of the R&B sound and is the author of a new book, Know Your Soul: The Music of A Lifetime. He’s had a lifelong love for R&B music that includes a substantial music library of albums, 45’s, CD’s, and books on the subject matter with his extensive vinyl collection being featured in an issue of Black Enterprise Magazine.