First Annual Grammy’s Kicked Off Today (May 4th) in 1959

The Grammy’s were launched on this day (May 4th) in 1959. Even though the first winner…

RareSoul.com Presents: The Coon Song And The Origins Of Ragtime

The origins of "The Coon Song" and Ragtime are explored.

Louis Armstrong – The Hard Life In New Orleans

Louis Armstrong - The Hard Life In New Orleans

Bill Cosby Turns Down $3 Million Advance From Warner

At one point, Bill Cosby was also a highly sought after recording artist.

WARSOUL: Memorial Day Special: Archie Bell Shot In Vietnam As “Tighten Up” Hits #1

The singer was laid up in the hospital when his big record hit the charts.

Michael Jackson Gives His Mother A Rolls-Royce For Mother’s Day

Pop singer Michael Jackson celebrated Mother’s Day with his mom Katherine, by giving her a new…

EXCLUSIVE: FORMER SLAVE, UNCLE BILLY, SINGING “STEAMBOAT” SLAVE SONG

RARESOUL.COM BLACK HISTORY MONTH EXCLUSIVE Meet Uncle Billy McCrea. Uncle Billy McCrea was from Jasper, Texas.…

Comedian Richard Pryor Signs With LAFF Records; Sets The Stage For Ground Breaking Career

Comedian Richard Pryor inked a deal with Laff Records it was announced today (January 10, 1971).…