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Remembering Curtis Mayfield Today on the 20th Anniversary of His Passing (December 26, 1999) | Albumism

Please join the Albumism team in celebrating Curtis Mayfield’s musical legacy and revisit audio & video highlights from his career below! Biography: Perhaps because he didn’t cross over to the pop audience as heavily as Motown’s stars, it may be that the scope of Curtis Mayfield’s talents and contributions have yet to be fully recognized. Judged merely by his records alone, the man’s legacy is enormous. As the leader of the Impressions, he recorded some of the finest soul vocal group music of the 1960s. As a solo artist in the 1970s, he helped pioneer funk and helped introduce hard-hitting […]

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Roberta Flack to Make Rare Appearance At GRAMMY Awards | American Songwriter

In a press release earlier this week, the Recording Academy® announced its 2020 Special Merit Awards recipients. The Lifetime Achievement Award honorees include Roberta Flack. The legendary musician and singer will make a rare public appearance to attend the GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center. “I am humbled and honored to be recognized in the company of such esteemed and diverse talents,” Flack said. “The dreams and love that we sing of connect our hearts – reaching across oceans, generations, and time. Our music is the legacy we leave to our children, the world’s […]

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The Story Of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Talking Book’ | NPR

Deborah Williams, NPR Stevie Wonder performing at Madison Square Garden in New York City on March 25, 1974. Waring Abbott/Getty. Featured Image the early 1970s, Stevie Wonder had already spent nearly a decade churning out hits for Motown Records as Little Stevie. But at age 22 he no longer wanted to follow the Motown formula, a formula designed to produce hit singles rather than innovation. So Wonder struck out on his own. Over the next decade, he experimented with a variety of instruments and developed a sound that we still identify as uniquely his own. He recorded a series of […]

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First look: National Museum of African American Music unveils collection | Tennessean Construction is well underway on the Downtown Nashville complex that will eventually house the National Museum of African American Music, scheduled to open in 2019.

Construction is well underway on the Downtown Nashville complex that will eventually house the National Museum of African American Music, scheduled to open in 2019.

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Underground Railroad Freedom Center will take Mavis Staples there. Singer-activist to be honored. | Cincinnati.com The Freedom Center created the Everyday Freedom Hero Award to recognize individuals and organizations who strive to live up to the ideals of the Underground Railroad movement – courage, cooperation and perseverance – while using one’s resources for the well being and betterment of their community.

The Freedom Center created the Everyday Freedom Hero Award to recognize individuals and organizations who strive to live up to the ideals of the Underground Railroad movement – courage, cooperation and perseverance – while using one’s resources for the well being and betterment of their community.

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