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Blues

Artist Page: Etta James

The Best Of Etta James Nicknamed “Miss Peaches,” singer Etta James (legally known as Jamesetta Hawkins) is known as “The Matriarch of R&B.”  A versatile

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Cool Jazz

Chill Out with Cool Jazz

Origins of Cool Jazz As a genre, jazz originated in New Orleans as traditional jazz. New Orleans was a breeding ground for jazz because of

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Classical

Black Classical

Origin of the Genre Unlike other African American music genres. The classical genre was not created by blacks. The earliest recorded classical time period is the

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Blues

Crazy Blues

Origin of the Genre The blues originated in the 1890s and was played all throughout the South.  It was created by African Americans as a

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featured work

Ragtime

Origin of the Genre Ragtime is a genre created by African Americans in the late 1800s. Ragtime was birthed within black communities. It was a

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