Remembering the Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin

August 16, 2018

The world has lost an icon that shaped the genre known as soul. Aretha Franklin passed away August 16 at the age of 76. America’s soundtrack wouldn’t be complete...

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Profile: Faith Evans

August 14, 2018

Multi-platinum GRAMMY Award winning R&B singer Faith Evans has contributed to America’s soundtrack for over two decades. With eight studio albums, over 18 million albums sold, and over 30...

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Profile: Bobby Brown

August 7, 2018

When you think of R&B group New Edition and New Jack Swing, the name Bobby Brown is synonymous with both. With a receipt of hits, and a career that...

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Profile: BeBe & CeCe Winans

July 31, 2018

Brother-sister duo BeBe & CeCe Winans have made a lasting impact on America’s soundtrack. The siblings hail from the Gospel dynasty, The Winans. Together or with their individual successes,...

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Profile: Howlin’ Wolf: A Blues Giant

July 25, 2018

With gruff raspy vocals, Howlin’ Wolf embodied the Blues genre putting his trademark growl onto America’s soundtrack. Howlin’ Wolf was born as Chester Arthur Burnett in June 1910 in...

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Q&A: Seven Questions with Roger Thomas of Naturally 7

July 17, 2018

With a distinct acapella style they call “vocal play, Naturally 7 is a New York based vocal septet that has contributed to America’s soundtrack with their unique style. Featuring...

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Profile: Linda Martell

July 10, 2018

African Americans have contributed to many facets of America’s soundtrack. One area that isn’t discussed as much is the contributions to the country genre. It’s a widely known fact...

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Remembering Jackson Family Patriarch Joe Jackson

July 3, 2018

Joseph “Joe” Jackson, the patriarch who launched the musical Jackson family dynasty passed away on June 27, 2018 after a battle with cancer.  The story of how the Jackson 5...

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Q&A: Melba Moore

June 27, 2018

For decades Melba Moore has knocked down doors, paving the way for African American actresses and singers making her mark on America’s soundtrack. From being the first Black woman to...

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Remembering Prince: Some of the Best Prince Cover Songs

June 19, 2018

You can’t mention contributions to America’s soundtrack or Black Music Month without mentioning the one that lauded the Minneapolis sound complete with a keyboard mixture of rock, pop, funk,...

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A Celebration of Legends Tribute Playlist

June 10, 2018

Celebrating the artists that have contributed to America’s soundtrack is all part of the National Museum of African American Music’s annual Celebration of Legends event. This year’s honorees Charlie...

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A Celebration of Legends

June 5, 2018

The National Museum of African American Music kicked off Black Music Month by celebrating legendary musicians and industry giants during the fifth annual Celebration of Legends Gala at War...

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