Let’s Go to Funky Town!

During the 1960’s Racial, economic and political tensions ran high during the United States. At a time of unrest among many communities in the United States, music was an important element that allowed for unification, expression and a good time. A new genre of music arose during this time known as funk. Funk music consisted […]

The Story of A Love Supreme by John Coltrane

          John Coltrane, an American Saxophonist, released an album entitled A Love Supreme in December of 1965. In this album Coltrane uses his music to declare his newfound Faith in God. This album intertwined his love of music with his spiritual quest of finding God which grew from his personal struggles […]

Gospel Through the Decades

1920’s God Holds The Future In His Hands by James David Vaughan          This hymn discusses even though we don’t know what the future holds but God does. The chorus reminds of this with the lyrics “God Holds the Future in His Hands, and every heart he understands”.Despite the challenges we go […]

The Emotions of the Blues

What is the Blues?                The Blues is a genre of music that was generated in the deep south of the United States. This genre is a more lyrical form of music. Artists rely on their vocal ability as well as their lyrics to present their music. The Blues […]

Why Jubilee Quartets Deserve More Recognition.

          Jubilee Quartets were popular African American singing groups in America during the early 20th century. These groups were comprised of male or female singers that performed formal arrangements in close four-part harmony. These groups mainly sang a capella. Even though The Fisk Jubilee Singers inspired the Jubilee Quartet, they were […]