James Brown meets Disco

An article by soulandfunk.com reads, “Disco music owed a great deal to funk. Many early disco songs and performers came directly from funk-oriented backgrounds.” An artist that came directly from Funk music to Disco was James Brown. During the first half of the 70’s, James Brown’s music scored heavily on the R&B charts. At the […]

Whitney E. Houston

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was one of the biggest female pop stars of all time. Houston was one of the first artists ever to have seven consecutive singles hit number one. Houston was born in Newark, New Jersey, on August 9, 1963. By age 11, Houston was a soloist in the junior gospel choir at her […]

Donny Hathaway

Donny Hathaway was one of the smoothest voices in soul music during the ’70s. Hathaway was born October 1, 1945, in Chicago, IL. Hathaway moved to St. Louis and started singing in church at the age of 3. Hathaway studied music at Howard University on a full-ride scholarship in 1964. After 3 years at Howard, […]