Brunswick Records

Nia Butler and Lauren Forney Brunswick Records was a popular record company along Record Row in Chicago. /*! elementor – v3.9.0 – 06-12-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Founding Information Brunswick Records was founded in 1916 Brunswick- Balke- Collender Company- Founded Brunswick Records  Owner- The Tarnopol Family/ Nat Tarnopol and eventually Jackie […]

The Internet

The Internet is a Los Angeles based alternative R&B group. They have four albums to date and have earned several award nominations in addition to a very loyal and diverse fan base. The Internet is a Los Angeles based alternative R&B group consisting of Syd Tha Kyd, better known as Syd, as vocalist, Matt Martians […]

The Sugar Hill Gang and their influence on hip hop

The Sugarhill Gang was a multi-platinum selling trio that helped to popularize Hip-Hop as a new genre of music.   The group’s members are from Englewood, New Jersey and comprised of Wonder Mike, Big Bank Hank, and Master Gee.  /*! elementor – v3.8.0 – 30-10-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Around this time, underground Hip […]

Jill Scott – Queen of Neo-Soul

/*! elementor – v3.8.0 – 30-10-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Jill Scott is an influential neo-soul artist who has made a lasting impression in the world of soul music. Before she was the Jilly from Philly that we know and love, she was Jill Heather Scott born on April 4, 1972. […]

Jackie Wilson – “Mr. Excitement”

They didn’t call him “Mr. Excitement” for nothing, Jackie Wilson was a chart-topping success of the 1950s and 1960s.   Jack Leroy Wilson Jr. Was born on June 9th, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan and he grew up singing gospel.   In 1953 at the age of 19, He replaced Clyde McPhatter as the lead singer […]

6 Sources for Artist Project

Mussoni, Malcolm. “A Guide to the Internet (the Band).” Pitchfork, 12 Apr. 2017, https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/1485-a-guide-to-the-internet-the-band/. 1969June2020FinalDraft.pdf (finalsite.net) Henry, Jasmine A . “Realizing R&B’s Identity Crisis: An Analytical Research Paper.” Academia.edu, 30 July 2017, https://www.academia.edu/21506327/Realizing_R_and_Bs_Identity_Crisis_An_Analytical_Research_Paper. Schäfer, Thomas, et al. “The Psychological Functions of Music Listening.” Frontiers in Psychology, Frontiers Media S.A., 13 Aug. 2013, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3741536/. Stewart, James […]

Duke Ellington: Jazz Royalty

Duke Ellington is not only considered the greatest composer of Jazz, but also the greatest composer of the big band era. He is undoubtedly Jazz royalty.   Big Band music during the swing era was extremely influential during the 1930s and 1940s and Big-band jazz was very popular for dancing. During the Big Band Era, […]

The Invisible Church – A Place of Refuge for Enslaved Africans

Although many enslaved Africans were converted to Christianity, they were forbidden from worshipping without white supervision. /*! elementor – v3.7.6 – 15-09-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Black codes, which were laws passed by southern states after the civil war to control freed enslaved Africans, made it very difficult for them to meet and […]

The Ring Shout

Elements of African music during enslavement have been passed down and are still prominent in modern African American music. /*! elementor – v3.7.7 – 20-09-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Drums once served as the backbone for enslaved Africans to remain connected to their roots while in America. Once drums were banned after The […]