Month: December 2017

Rick James

Early Life James Ambrose Johnson Jr. was born on February 1, 1948, in Buffalo, New York. James’ father left when he was just 10 years old. His mother

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House

People now generally think of house as an electronic offspring of disco although it was originally an abbreviation for the Warehouse which was an influential

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Prominent Disco Performers

  Disco became a popular style of music during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. This genre of music was often played in urban nightlife

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Pioneers of Techno

Techno is a defined as a form of electronic dance music originated in Detroit, Michigan during the mid 1980’s; it is a result of Chicago House

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Shawn Carter

  Shawn Carter a.k.a. The Artist and Businessman Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name Jay-Z, was born on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn,

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Al Jarreau Outline

  Gabriella Gordon Survey of African American Music Dr.Johnson 22 October, 2017 Outline Al Jarreau Thesis Statement: Al Jarreau was a versatile, compassionate, and honorable

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Faith Evans

Faith Renee Evans was born on June 10, 1973 in Lakeland, Florida. She was raised in New Jersey and later moved to Los Angeles, California

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Disco Industry

In 1975, disco music began to be issued in a new format, the “single.” This new format allowed for Dj’s to mix and edit songs

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Sly and the Family Stone

  Members of Sly and the Family Stone Sly Stone -Guitar (‘67-’75) Larry Graham- Bass guitar (‘67-’72) Cynthia Robinson– Trumpet Rose Stone- Pianon Greg Errico–

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