Marian Anderson First African-American To Sing With The Metropolitan Opera In New York

Opera singer Marian Anderson became the first African-American to sing with the Metropolitan Opera in New…

Lou Rawls Hits #1 With “Love’s A Hurtin’ Thing”

Gospel/soul singer Lou Rawls hit number one today (November 12, 1966) with the song “Love is…

CBS Keeps Lena Horne’s Civil Right’s Song “Now” Off New York Radio

Lena Horne’s civil rights record “Now” was vetoed from CBS Radio’s playlist in New York according…

Clarence Carter Opens Studio In Atlanta Today

Blind R&B singer Clarence Carter announced the opening of a recording studio in Atlanta today (October…

R.I.P. Solomon Burke AKA The Wonder Boy Preacher

Pioneering soul singer Solomon Burke died of natural causes today (October 10, 2010) on the way…

Riots Break Out In Philly; Mayor Calls On R&B DJ Georgie Woods For Help

Philly Mayor Frank Rizzo Calls On Georgie Woods To Stop Riots In Philly...

R&B Singers Unite To Raise Funds For Dr. King’s March On Washington D.C.; Stage Collapses

A number of popular R&B singers, athletes and entertainers joined Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., for…

Sherman Hemsley – Sister Sledge, Jazz, Rock and LSD?

CHECK OUT SOME OF SHERMAN HEMSLEY'S CONNECTION TO SOUL MUSIC!