April 2, 2015

POU Live Chat: 56th Annual Grammy Awards


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Sunday Open Thread: Paying Tribute to Fletcher Henderson


Who's Fletcher Henderson you say? (or at least I did before yesterday) You've no doubt heard of Benny Goodman. Did you know many of his recordings were actually written and arranged by this man?  In 1934, financial problems forced Fletcher … [Read more...]

Sunday Open Thread: HBCU Gospel Choirs


The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc., (Hall of Fame) hosts an Annual Competition of Black College Gospel Choirs Competition. Designed to showcase the musical talents of gospel choirs from Historically Black Colleges and … [Read more...]

Friday Afternoon Thread: Chicago Soul – Curtis Mayfield


Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American soul, R&B and funk singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his anthemic music with The Impressions during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and for … [Read more...]

Thursday Afternoon Thread: The Chicago Blues


The one, the only, the incomparable - DINAH WASHINGTON Evil Gal Blues … [Read more...]

Wednesday Afternoon Thread: The Chicago Blues


The Chicago blues is a form of blues music that developed in Chicago, Illinois, by taking the basic acoustic guitar and harmonica-based Delta blues, making the harmonica louder with a microphone and an instrument amplifier, and adding electrically … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: African American WhizKids


Happy Hump Day Obots! We continue to pay tribute to our talented and smart youth. Sujari Britt (From Ebony.com) Music's classical world is buzzing around the globe about the phenomenally talented child prodigy, cellist Sujari Britt. At just … [Read more...]