All Hail the Queen… of Soul

Put Some Respect on Her Name: Aretha Franklin By: Demi Browder The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin was born on March 15, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee. She grew up with a father who was a Baptist minister, and a mother who died of a heart attack when she was younger who played the piano. She […]

Record Row Questions: By Noel Harris

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Artistic Poem

Bebop  Bebop makes you want to dance  Go to your local club  And dance fast  As fast as you  Possibly can  Dance so fast that  You’re tryna catch  Your breath from  Running away  I’ve been dancing so fast  For so long  My dancing is starting  Really starting to slow  Slow down   Now im not   Dancing […]

John “Trane” Coltrane

John William Coltrane born September 23, 1926 was an American jazz saxophonist and composer during the late 1940s up until his death is the late 1960s. John Coltrane was a pioneer to the Jazz music genre speaking through his music, making him one of the most influential jazz composers and saxophonist. Born to John R. […]

Decades of Gospel Evolution

Gospel is a genre of music used to spread the teachings of Christ. As years have gone on, gospel has become more creative and mixed with other genres such as rap, country and even go-go. Although, the style of music has changed, the message stays the same. 1920s Arizona Dranes among many other artists popularized […]

The Pioneer of Soul Music: Ray Charles

The Pioneer of Soul Music: Ray Charles Ray Charles, also known as “a blind genius”, is one of the greatest artists in history. He was the first artist to integrate R&B, gospel, blues, rock, and country to what is known as soul music in the 1950’s and 60’s. This allowed him to create hits like […]

The Dixie Hummingbirds

The Impact of The Dixie Hummingbirds Who are the Dixie Hummingbirds? The Dixie Hummingbirds are a famous African American gospel music group playing styles from jubilee quartet of the 1920s to hard gospel from the 1950s. The Dixie Hummingbirds consist of 5 members; James B. Davis, Fred Owens, Wilson Baker, Barney Parks, and Jimmy Bryant. […]