Nathaniel Dett

Nathaniel Dett’s music and style consisted of Combined Spirituals and Art Songs as well as Folk music he was the first American composer to fuse Negro folk music with the European art music tradition in a sophisticated way. He was also the first African-American to graduate from Oberlin College with a double degree in piano […]

The Temptations

The Temptations are an American vocal group notable for their success with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s. Known for their choreography, distinct harmonies, and flashy wardrobe, the group was highly influential in the evolution of R&B and soul music. Having sold tens of millions of albums, the Temptations are one of the most successful groups in […]

Norfolk Jubilee Quartet

The Norfolk Jubilee was the best-known and most influential group of this sort to emerge from Virginia. Norfolk Jubilee was founded by bass singer Len Williams and baritone Delroy Hollins the Norfolks were performing in public as early as 1919 with Otto Tutson and James “Buddy” Butts singing tenor. Hollins acted as manager for the quartet and rehearsed them […]

Earth Wind and Fire

Earth, Wind & Fire (EWF) is an American band that has spanned the musical genres. They were one of the most successful bands of 1970s. The band was founded in Chicago by Maurice White in 1970. Other members have included Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Fred White, Ralph Johnson, Larry Dunn, Al McKay and Andrew Woolfolk. […]

Chris Brown

Christopher Maurice Brown  (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Born in 1989 in Tappahannock, Virginia he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. Having signed with Jive Records   in 2004, Brown released his self-titled debut studio album the following year. It peaked […]

Music and Me

Music has played a huge part in everyone’s life whether it was through direct interaction of music or hearing a loved one sing a certain song, and now that song holds a special place in your heart. Music is and has always been a major factor in our history from slave songs all the way […]

Race and Music

Through evolution music has become “culturified” and “racified”. Each genre of music speaks to a specific crowd or culture and even more a specific race. The Caucasian race has their specific music genres that can be explored by their races, but it is known by society as primarily a white race song. In return the […]

The Walls Group

  The Walls Group is an American urban contemporary gospel group The Walls Group is based in Houston, Texas The Gospel Quartet  consists of four siblings, two sisters Rhea Walls and Ahjah walls and two brothers, Darrel walls and Paco Walls. The Walls Group hit billboard charts in 2009, and was discovered by Kirk Franklin and […]