Alvin Ailey

BLACK DANCE LEGEND ALVIN AILEY BUSTED FOR HARASSMENT, TRESPASSING

Mar. 8, 2014 by

Legendary choreographer/dance instructor Alvin Ailey was arrested for assault today (March 8, 1980). The instructor, who work with famous singers like Lena Horne, Harry Belafonte, Pearl Bailey and others, was busted at International House, which was a residence for graduate

Rick James

Happy Birthday Rick James; An Early History

Feb. 11, 2014 by

Legendary R&B singer and punk funk pioneer Rick James was born today (February 1, 1948) in Buffalo, New York. Rick James was born James Ambrose Johnson. He was raised by his mother in a family of eight boys and four

All Coons Look A Like To me

RARESOUL.COM PRESENTS: THE COON SONG AND THE ORIGINS OF RAGTIME

Feb. 8, 2014 by

THE COON SONG AND THE ORIGINS OF RAGTIME By G.C. Watkins Before there was Jazz, which is accepted as the first American style of music to influence artists worldwide, there was another unique form of music created in the United

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong – The Hard Life In New Orleans

Feb. 5, 2014 by

Louis Armstrong – The Hard Life In New Orleans

bill cosby

BILL COSBY TURNS DOWN $3 MILLION ADVANCE FROM WARNER

Jun. 1, 2013 by

It was announced that Bill Cosby would be leaving Warner Bros/7 Arts Records today (June 1, 1968). According to reports, Bill Cosby turned down a $3,500,000 contract from Warner Bros/7 Arts, so that he could join his own recording firm,