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 […]

Ari Lennox – A New Addition to NeoSoul

Introduction Ari Lennox is not just a woman of self-worth, but also self-value. This is felt in her songs and seen through her mannerisms. March 26, 1991, Courtney Shanade Salter, known by her stage name, Ari Lennox, was born. A Washington D.C. native, she was exposed to many different music forms such as (Go-Go music, […]

Back Down Memory Lane: A Minnie Riperton Biography

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Soul Train- 70s and 80s

/*! 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} By Camryn Henry and Vashti Robinson What is it? Soul train is an American musical variety TV show. The founder of the show is Don Cornelius, who also was a host and producer for the show. The first episode aired on […]

Sly and The Family Stone

/*! 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} The Impact of Sly and The Family Stone By. Tyler Dorsey and Taylor Harris Intro Sly and the Family Stone was an American band active from 1966 to 1983. Sly and the Family Stone became a very influential band in the […]

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. […]


The King of Soul: Marvin Gaye     – Marvin Pentz Gay was born in April 2, 1939. – He is also known as Marvin Gaye – Gaye produced records and wrote songs for himself and other artists – Gaye started his career at four years old in the Pentecostal church – He was a […]

Aretha Franklin and Women in Soul Music

The first time that I heard an Aretha Franklin record was as a child in the car with my mother on the way to school. It was from her album “So Damn Happy”, and it was a record about how beautiful the world was, despite her missing a cherished lover. At the time, my father […]

Summer of Soul Poem

It is amazing how unique black music is  It can make people dance, sing, smile, and create, a joyful soul  All around you see fellow black people celebrating at the festival  Celebrating black pride watching performances from the 5th  Dimension and the Chambers Brothers To The Pop Staples and the staple sisters There was always […]

Whats Goin On with Marvin Gaye?  Marvin Gaye is responsible for some of the most iconic love anthems of all time. As a singer, songwriter, and record producer, the versatility of his artistry is undeniable. After his tragic death in 1984, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and because of […]

Summer of Soul Review

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Obama Snubbed Etta James

Obama Snubbed Etta James It is January 20, 2009. Barack Obama has just been inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States. You turn on the TV to watch the Inaugural Ball. Barack and Michelle Obama step out onto the dance floor. The accompanying track to “At Last” starts playing and… Beyonce starts singing? […]

Sam Cooke’s Soulful Legacy

The King of Soul: Sam Cooke Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers Sam Cooke Sam Cooke, originally a gospel singer, had a short-lived life filled with incredible accomplishments and an extraordinarily impactful career. At a young age, Cooke became fascinated with music and, more specifically the musical group, the Soul Stirrers; after graduating high school, […]

Summer of Soul Review by Nia Legrand

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Musiq SOULchild

Thesis Musiq Soulchild is a male artist who has made various projects that have truly implemented the concept of soul into his music. In this post, the career of Musiq Soulchild as well as the impact of R&B/soul has played in his upbringing.  Aijuswanaseing Musiq Soulchild was born as Taalib Johnson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He […]

Summer of Soul review by Anjae Turman

/*! elementor – v3.4.7 – 31-10-2021 */ .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} Summer Of Soul The Summer of Soul was a documentary film of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival directed by producer Ahmir ” Questlove” Thompson.  This was a festival that was unheard of and a time period of when African American came together as one. This […]

Charles Bradley – The Legendary Late Bloomer

Charles Bradley – The Legendary Late Bloomer Charles Bradley is the perfect example of an artist searching for their musical dreams in America. In comparison to many succesful artists, Charles struggled through poverty his entire life and did not make his first single until 2002. His story of fight, mental health, poverty, and talent is […]

My Life: As Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige has been an entertainer for decades. Her career has ranged from starring in movies, producing music and participating in televison shows. In this artist post, we will discuss the ways in which Mary J. Blige’s career was influenced by her childhood and how she continues to play an essential role in the […]

Summer of Soul Review

“Harlem was Camelot. It is a creative forest, where you are honed by the hardships of experience, and many a creative come forth.” Summer of soul (2021) The year 1969 was the end of an era and the shift to anew. Modern textbooks are filled with imagery, stories and more centering around the civil rights […]

Summer of Soul Review – Jordan Bishop

/*! elementor – v3.4.6 – 19-10-2021 */ .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} General Summary/Review The recently released documentary of the six Sunday Harlem Cultural Musical Festival in 1969, The Summer of Soul, produced by Questlove, demonstrates the alluring progression of the musical and spiritual awakening within African-American culture. The film not only reflects […]