In her first book, The Local Show host Andrea Swensson tells the under-reported story of the Twin Cities funk, soul and R&B music scene of the 1960s and 70s.
The name of the book, "Got to Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound", is inspired by a song from the 1979 album by the Lewis Connection featuring a very young Prince on backing vocals and guitar.
Swensson joined MPR's Cathy Wurzer to talk about her book.
Click the audio player above to hear the interview.
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