Author: Justice Phillips

Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls is a Broadway musical that premiered in 1981. It is based on the story of The Supremes and the history of Motown. In 2006,

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Justice Phillips Final

Justice Phillips For Final Project on Pharrell Williams Click here Genres We Have Discussed Negro Spirituals Folk Quartets Ragtime Blues Classical Jazz Musicals Funk R&B

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The O’Jays- R&B post

The O’Jays are an R&B music group that originated in Canton, Ohio in 1958. The group originally consisted of members Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, William

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Michael Dyson Video Post

The video was very enjoyable. What stood out to me is when Michael Eric Dyson said that he uses “hip hop as a pedological tool

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Baby, It’s the Blues!

Origin: The blues originated in the deep south and are known to have originated in the 1890’s. Blues music has its roots in Africa but

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Ragtime : The Prelude to Jazz

Ragtime (1896-1920) The beginning of the 20th century witnessed the emergence of a new syncopated instrumental music, known as ragtime. Ragtime was different from everything

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Quartets: Jubilee to Gospel

The African American quartet tradition originated in the mid 1800’s. The quartet stems from the negro spiritual, containing “distinctive elements and sonic qualities that express

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