Archie Bell and The Drells

WARSOUL MEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL: ARCHIE BELL SHOT IN VIETNAM AS “TIGHTEN UP” HITS #1

May. 26, 2013 by

Soul singer Archie Bell of Archie Bell and The Drells were the #1 group in the country today (May 27, 1968), with their classic single “Tighten Up.” Unfortunately, Archie Bell had been drafted to serve in the Vietnam war this

Katherine and Michael Jackson

MICHAEL JACKSON GIVES HIS MOTHER A ROLLS-ROYCE FOR MOTHER’S DAY

May. 12, 2013 by

Pop singer Michael Jackson celebrated Mother’s Day with his mom Katherine, by giving her a new shiny red Rolls-Royce today (May 12, 1984.) Michael Jackson was celebrating Mother’s Day, as well as the birthday of Katherine Jackson, who was born

Malcolm X

MALCOLM X ASSASSINATED; CONNECTION TO JAZZ, MUSIC AND REEFER IN A CHICKEN THIGHBONE

Feb. 21, 2013 by

Legendary civil rights activist Malcolm X was assassinated today (February 21, 1965). Malcolm X was shot by three different gunmen, who hit the activist a total of 21 times, as he prepared for a speech in the Audubon Ballroom. Prior

Uncle Billy Mcrea

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

Feb. 1, 2013 by

RARESOUL.COM BLACK HISTORY MONTH EXCLUSIVE Meet Uncle Billy McCrea. Uncle Billy McCrea was from Jasper, Texas. He estimated his age to be about 89, although two differnt court documents pegged his age at either 98, or 117, depending on what

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COMEDIAN RICHARD PRYOR SIGNS WITH LAFF RECORDS, SETS STAGE FOR GROUND BREAKING CAREER

Jan. 10, 2013 by

Comedian Richard Pryor inked a deal with Laff Records it was announced today (January 10, 1971). Laff Records was a legendary, West coast independent record operation, which specializes in releasing adult-themed albums. Over the years, artists like Red Foxx, George