October 28, 2016

Sunday Musical Brunch Open Thread: The Influence and Stylings of Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers

Nile Gregory Rodgers (born September 19, 1952) is an American musician, producer, and guitarist. He is the lead guitarist and co-founding member with Bernard Edwards of the band Chic, which has been active since 1976 and was one of the most … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: African Americans and Appalachian History

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Welcome to the Weekend Baby BAY-BEH!! Hick-Hop?!? Yes.......Hick-Hop Hip Hop Meets The Hollow Some call the unusual blend of rural and urban music hillbilly hip-hop. Others call it hick-hop. The collaboration of banjos, fiddles and drums … [Read more...]

Sunday Musical Brunch Open Thread: Jeffrey Osborne

Jeff Osborne

Jeffrey Linton Osborne (born March 9, 1948) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, lyricist and lead singer of the band,L.T.D.. … [Read more...]

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...]