Jazz Pioneer Buddy Bolden’s Story Heads to the Big Screen

February 14, 2019

Jazz music is another layer of the foundation of America’s soundtrack. Charles “Buddy” Bolden is said to be the first musician to ever play jazz music, but whether he...

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Chaka Khan to Release First Album in 12 Years

January 24, 2019

After decades of contributing to America’s soundtrack and taking a long hiatus, the Queen of Funk, Chaka Khan is making her musical comeback with her first studio album in...

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R&B Legend Stevie Wonder’s Role in Making Martin Luther King Jr. Day a National Holiday

January 10, 2019

Playing a role in the Civil Rights Movement is a thread weaved into the blanket of America’s soundtrack. The legendary Stevie Wonder played an integral part in bringing Dr. ...

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Will Downing Delivers an Inspirational Message on ‘The Promise’

December 27, 2018

The Prince of Sophisticated Soul, Will Downing, is back adding another layer to his contributions to America’s soundtrack with an inspiring message on his 21st album, The Promise. In...

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Give Love at Christmas with The Temptations

December 13, 2018

The holiday season isn’t complete without the sounds of one of the most classic R&B Christmas albums ever recorded; The Temptations Give Love at Christmas. The Temptations roster for...

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Our One Nation Under A Groove Year-End Campaign Kicks Off Today on Giving Tuesday!

November 27, 2018

With the groove our only guide We shall ALL be moved Ready or not here we come DONATE HERE FOR GIVING TUESDAY The lyrics were written 40 years ago,...

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Profile: Koryn Hawthorne

November 22, 2018

Gospel singer Koryn Hawthorne is breaking down doors and cementing her place on America’s soundtrack. At 2o years old, the singer has already had the longest reign on Billboard’s...

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Celebrating the 40 Year Anniversary of “One Nation Under a Groove” Topping the Charts

November 8, 2018

The sound of funk is a major component of America’s soundtrack. One particular song made history on November 18, 1978 peaking at number 28 on the Hot 100 Billboard...

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Musicians Change Perceptions of Art in Museums

October 25, 2018

America’s musical soundtrack isn’t complete without mentioning the contributions of African American recording artists from every genre. From spirituals sang by our ancestors to the booming bass of hip...

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T.I. Gets Personal on His Tenth Studio Album

October 11, 2018

Trap music is another layer that makes America’s soundtrack. It’s referred to as a brand of southern street hustler rap, featuring synthesizer sounds, booming bass and 808 drums. The...

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Profile: Tamia

September 27, 2018

In 1998, songbird Tamia took the music industry by storm with her angelic voice that can tackle anything from R&B, neo-soul, gospel, jazz, and hip hop. America’s soundtrack wouldn’t...

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Profile: Leon Bridges

September 13, 2018

America’s soundtrack isn’t complete without mentioning newer acts that are putting their stamp on the R&B/Soul genre. Leon Bridges looks and sounds like a throwback to the 60s era...

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