Edwin Hawkins Impact on Gospel Music in the 1970s

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Earth Wind and Fire

Earth Wind and Fire described as one of the most popular bands, creates a sound that doesn’t just span over pop music, but the genres of R&B, Soul,Jazz,Disco, Pop,Dance,Latin and Afro pop. This wide range of genres that the group is able to bounce around makes them one of the most innovative and commercially successful […]

Stevie Wonder

When I think of Funk music Stevie Wonder doesn’t come to mind. During the time period that Funk music was really popular a lot of the artist sang about love and partying, while Stevie Wonder sang about what was happening during the time period. /*! elementor – v3.6.4 – 13-04-2022 */ .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 […]

1970s Hip Hop: From Our Neighborhoods to the Globe

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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 […]

Do You Know Your Folklore?

What Do You Truly Know About Folk Music? We’ve heard before the upbringing of the folk music genre. How it is sung by the people, and not normally recored in a studio. How no one needs to be a trained musician to take part in the song. Even after being informed of all this, what […]

R&B: The Fourth Stream

The Fourth Stream Rhythm and Blues is a genre that is so iconic to Black history. There are many aspects and factors to R&B and each period of time has its unique qualities. The First Stream of R&B, which took place during from the 1940 to the mid 1950s, is centered around regional sound and […]

Progressive Pioneer: Grace Jones

Thesis: Through disco music and abnormal appearance, Grace jones catalyzed the notions of undefined gender norms, queer identity, and open sexuality. Disco was a new sound that largely placed emphasis on the expression of individuality.  It is a style of music that was popularized in the 1970s with a sound that is noted by four-on-the-floor […]