Music In the Beginning

My early memories of interest in music really took off in the years 1960to1963. I was given a Pocket Rocket Radio as a gift. I was still in Junior High School. At night when I was rimageseady to go to sleep, I clipped the radio to the venetian blind by my bed, put the ear piece in my ear and would fall asleep listening to the radio. In the middle of night I’d be wakened out of sleep by a loud gravel sounding raspy voice of a man called Wolfman Jack. The rock and roll was blasting on. The next day I talked with my friends and told them about this wild man on the radio late at night. It wasn’t long before the topic of conversation with friends would evolve around Wolfman Jack, rock and roll and the excitement this DJ created. His broadcast would over power all the local radio stations...

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life story of B. B. King

B.B. King was born in September 16 1925. He began his talent by participating in the church choir at the age of 12. Though employed, he continued to perform in

B.B. King

the nearby churches in Greenwood, Mississippi. He is best known as an American blues musician, singer, song writer and a guitarist. Following his service in the US army he began his carrier and was nick named Street Blues Boy that was later transformed to Blue Boys and finally to B. B.

King made his first recording in 1949 with a string of rhythm blues which include you know I love you and Woke up this early morning. He also toured night clubs to entertain his fans and this made him to earn great fame. King was introduced fame in 1987 and is therefore considered as the most influential musicians of all time...

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life story of Eric Clapton

Famous Guitarists – Eric Clapton written by: Emily Ryan.The initially, distributed blues music was ‘Dallas Blues’ in 1912, yet blues originates before that by no less than 20

Eric Clapton

years and potentially significantly more. The principal recordings of blues music were made for exploration purposes and have since been lost alongside any record of the exact where when and why. Blues appears to have emerged in the period after the liberation of slaves in the USA and a few parts of the music, for example, blue notes, appear to begin (as anyone might expect) with the music of Africa...

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life story of Billy Gibbons

Billy Gibbons was conceived December 16, 1949, in Houston, Texas. Directly after his fourteenth birthday, for Christmas in 1963, Gibbons got his first guitar, an electric

Billy Gibbons

guitar. Before long, he framed his first band, called the Saints, with his second band, the Coachmen, emulating several years after the fact. The Coachmen’s sound was roused by the Rolling Stones and different blues mixed groups of the time, however they started to get intrigued by the hallucinogenic development of the time, soon changing their name to the Moving Sidewalks. With the name change came a hard transform into the hallucinogenic qualities of the time, emphasizing test melodies and changing impacts...

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Stevie Ray Vaughan Life Story

Stevie Ray Vaughan was born in Dallas,Texas. Mr. Vaughan was the beneficiary of more than twelve Austin Music Awards and has been drafted into The Blues Hall of Fame.

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Unfortunately, Mr. Vaughan lost his life in a helicopter mishap on August 27, 1990. He was only 35 years of age. Stevie’s experience was saturated with blues, so it is no amazement that his recordings are characteristic of numerous blues cuts. The feature of Stevies’ execution of Texas Flood is an extraordinary case of his feel for blues. Stevie didn’t stop with blues however, and he utilized his Fender Guitar to extraordinary impact on a significant number of his own arrangements, and blues classics. He played a sort of mix impeccably, as exhibited on splendid tunes, for example, ‘Pride and Joy’ and ‘Cool Shot’...

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Brother Joe May: Life of a Great Gospel Singer

Everybody is born with a talent, however, the challenge is to discover that unique talent and exploit it to your advantage. As for Brother Joe May, this was a great talent just like any other talent; nevertheless, he fully exploited it to his best to become one of the greatest male gospel soloists to have ever lived. After realizing that he had passion in music especially for gospel music, Joe worked on his vocals and made a voice of an incredible power and range. He would easily move from whisper to a scream with less effort.

It does not matter where someone comes from, the background or what people think of him or her. Actually, one has to believe in self and be determined to make the dream come true. In addition, the rule is very simple believe and achieve’...

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Who is Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Conceived in Arkansas in 1915, Sister Rosetta Tharpe started singing and playing guitar as a kid with her mother. One of the first gospel specialists to perform in both places of worship

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

and mainstream clubs, she is credited with bringing gospel music into the standard in the 1930s and 1940s. She toured until her passing in 1973.

Early Life and Career

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was conceived Rosetta Nubin on March 20, 1915, in Cotton Plant, Arkansas. In spite of the fact that the character of her father is obscure, Tharpe’s mother, Katie Bell Nubin, was an artist, mandolin player and evangelist minister for the Church of God in Christ; the COGIC, established by a dark Baptist priest named Charles Mason in 1894, energized musical outflow in love and permitted ladies to lecture...

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Life story for singer Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson was born to Johnny and Charity Jackson on 26 th October 1911 in New Orleans, Lousiana. She stated singing when she was 4 years old at Mount

Mahalia Jackson

Moriah Baptist Church when she was a child. She went on to become one of the most celebrated gospel artists in the United States. She also had fans from all over he world after recording  Move On Up a Little Higher’ which became an instant hit.

Although she was brought up in a strict Christian family, Mahalia Jackson was still influenced by some secular music artists such as Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith. In her music carrier, she worked with famous artists like Thomas A. Dorsey and Duke Ellington. She also had the opportunity to sing in front of Martin Luther King Jr. in March 1963.

Her break through in music

Mahalia Jackson moved to

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The life of Marion Williams

Marion Williams was an American gospel singer who was born on August 29, 1927 in Miami, Florida. She was the daughter of a musically inclined father and a religious

Marion Williams

mother, reason why she probably went on this path. When she was only 9 years old she was forced to leave school in order to help her family and worked as a nurse, maid and also in several laundries and factories. She also started singing in front of an audience at an early age, and mastered what was common in that area, jazz, African-American blues and Caribbean calypso.

Although she was forced to leave school due to poverty, Marion Williams eventually graduated from Pacific Union College in 1987...

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The Life Story of Otis Redding “King of Soul”

The American soul singer Otis Redding was born in Dawson, Georgia on September 9, 1941, where he lived until he was five. During his early years, he listened to music of Little Richard and Sam Cooke and incidentally he joined the band that backed Little Richard, the Upsetters in the late 1950’s.

Otis Redding moved to Los Angeles in 1960, starting his career with singles. After just one year, he returned to his hometown and recorded “Shout Alabama.” He subsequently joined the band, The Pinetoppers and recorded a self-written ballad, “These Arms of Mine” at Memphis Stax Studios. It was a popular song reaching No. 20 on the R&B Charts during 1963. Otis Redding started his recording career arranging his songs at the Memphis Stax Studios, with high energy.

The album, “Otis Blue: Otis Re...

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The Roller Coaster Life Story of Roy Orbison ”The Big O”

No other artist has the same cool and enigmatic voice as what Roy Orbison has. The Big O was a very talented singer-songwriter and has made numerous records that

Roy Orbison

are still played today by many radio stations around the world. Hit singles like Oh Pretty Woman, Blue Bayou, Mean Woman Blues, In Dreams, Running Scared and It’s Over immortalized his name and today he is popularly known as one of the pioneers of rock and roll.

Roy Orbison’s enigmatic look caught the eye of many fans. His iconic all black attire with wayfarer shades paired together with songs that could either be very sad or inspiring has made him an “It guy” during the 60’s. But his journey to success was not that easy...

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