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R&B Music History

It was Louis Jordan’s exuberance that lit the Rhythm & Blues fire, garnering him the title “Father of Rhythm & Blues” and prompting Billboard magazine to recognize this new black sound and finally change their “race” category to Rhythm & Blues in 1949.  Jordan, who had played sax and sang in Chick Webb’s big band, […]


Rock Music History

If Elvis Presley was the King of Rock n Roll, then Big Boy Arthur Crudup was the Father of Rock n Roll — which Elvis would readily admit, sending him a plaque shortly after his 1956 rise, acknowledging his debt to Crudup’s song “That’s All Right Mama.” In 1959, Presley reportedly put up the money […]


Brazilian Music
Brazilian Music

Brazilian music speaks to my soul like no other music I’ve heard on the planet — so much so I’ve often said the stork got lost and I was supposed to be born in Brazil! It feels like it belongs in those places inside of me that fill with joy when I’m out in nature, […]


Bossa Nova Music
Bossa Nova Music

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo Da Vinci Sometimes, you have to get quiet to hear… Such is the story of Bossa Nova and it’s originator, Bahian Joao Gilberto.  You’d never guess he started out with the goal to be the best Frank Sinatra-style singer in Brazil. Destiny had a different calling for Gilberto, […]


Blues Music History
Blues Music History

Our composer/producer Sherese Timeless maintains that the origins of what we call the Blues in America really began 10,000 years ago or more — and the where will surprise you!  (We’re anxiously awaiting the book she’s fervently working on — the suspense is killing us!  Stay tuned!) Until then, we’ll trace the Blues music history […]