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Old School 105.3 salutes James Brown, “The Godfather of Soul,” whose Soulful vocal and musical arrangements made him a trail blazer of rap, funk and disco. He was 73 when he passed and will be forever missed.

Writer, producer and cultural critic Nelson George has covered Black music since his stint at Billboard’s black music editor in the early 80′s. During that…

The late “Godfather of Soul” James Brown (pictured) thought Ronald Reagan, who served as the this country’s 40th President from 1981 to 1989, was the…

Marva Whitney, who rose to fame as part of the James Brown Revue, died on December 22nd in her home town of Kansas City. She was…

The Godfather of Soul died on Christmas day five years ago leaving R&B with a lot less soul. Brown lived in Augusta, Ga., and is remembered there with a museum exhibit at the August Museum of History.

Music cleanses the soul–allowing for a therapeutic release like no other. There are so many artists out there who create music that act as certified stress relievers. Just in case your days are far too long and hectic for you to find great music to chill to, I’ve compiled a list of five albums that […]

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As part of our ongoing Black Music Month coverage legendary Producer and DJ Pete Rock to a break from recording with Camp Lo and Roy Ayers to  share with TheUrbandaily what exactly Black Music means to him. As Told To Jerry L. Barrow Black music to Pete Rock is like steak to a hungry lion. […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) The Apollo Theater 253 W 125th Street When: October 24, 1962 What: The Godfather Of Soul records his live performance at the world famous venue, and it becomes the first Soul album to go platinum. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s “It’s All Black […]

Image courtesy of Joerg Koch/Getty Images VIA: MagicBaltimore.com The Legendary James Brown, better known as the Godfather Of Soul, is celebrating a birthday today. The prolific singer, songwriter, dancer and bandleader is the most sampled artist in history. He was recognized for numerous titles including Soul Brother Number One, Sex Machine, Mr. Dynamite, The Hardest […]

With the increasing number of films aimed towards black audiences in the early 1970s, filmmakers realized that they couldn’t turn to Henry Mancini to provide the musical backdrops for these movies.