Frankie Lymon

Frankie LymonFrankie Lymon Previous Next The Beginning of Frankie Lymon Frankie Lymon was apart of the sensational singing group called “The Teenagers”. The Teenagers were five kids from Washington Heights who were discovered by the Valentines’ lead singer Richie Barrett.Their first record, “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” rose to the top of the charts. At only age 13, Frankie Lymon became the most […]

Marian Anderson Article Review

Marian Anderson was an African American singer whose work uplifted Black women. In one of her most recognized performances at the Lincoln Memorial, Anderson chose to acknowledge the work of another influential Black woman, Florence B. Price. Anderson performed “My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord”, which would eventually become her staple concluding arrangement at […]

Ragtime

Click HereClick HereClick Here Ragtime was originated in the early 20th century. Its style was an upbeat rhythm assisted through piano playing. During this time period, it was very common for pianos to be in households, so the music gained much popularity. Those who played the piano for had a particular technique in order to […]

“Bessie Smith” Blues : Black Heterosexual Partnerships

Bessie Smith was a widely known Blues singer whose music was about the sexual love between men and women. There was an importance of allowing music to establish new ideas of love since the economic and political components of freedom were largely denied to black people in the aftermath of slavery. The free choice of […]

Folk Review

Upon the reading, the target audience thought to be associated with folk music was White Americans. White Americans were influenced by the Folk genre, and due to an increasing amount of popularity among White communities, there was a wrongful direction of credit to White Americans for creating Folk music. The style and rhythm of the […]

Negro Spiritual

Previous Next   Negro Spirituals express the heartbreaking emotions of the Slave. Due to its characteristic slow, deepening tone established primarily by voice, or in some later cases the accompaniment of piano, the Negro Spiritual demonstrates the worries, pain, and longing that Slaves experienced under harsh treatment. In these Negro Spirituals, the spiritual being that […]