So many of us have been blessed to grow up in a period when music as the world knew it changed. Out of nowhere, talent appeared. Everyone familiar with the Ed Sullivan show vividly remembers seeing Little Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, the Supremes, and of course the Jackson 5 for the very first time.
That was only the beginning of the storm. As record distributors discovered that there was a lucrative market for Black entertainers, talent began to literally fall out of the woodwork. Names like Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, James Brown and the famous Flames, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight and the Pips and so many more filled the world with their soulful music.
Public access to these talented groups and individuals was pretty much limited to white venues’ such as The Ed Sullivan Show, American Bandstand and Johnny Carson until Don Cornelius débuted his new creation, Soul Train. Every Saturday morning, African Americans stopped what they were doing to catch the latest hits from an ever growing collection of soul musicians.
Soul Train served as the national stage for much of the music that would dominate the much of what everyone would listen to. In addition to Soul Music, other extremely talented groups took the stage during the period. Blues was always weaved into the fabric of the Soul movement but moved to the forefront during the Soul Music revolution. Jazz artist such and Joe Sample and the Jazz Crusaders, Grover Washington, Jr., George Benson and Quincy Jones were popular at the time.
Soul Music Legends is a revival of the revolution. We will document and present the work of all the most popular artist of the time. If you see songs that bring back memories and cannot find your old 33 wax albums, please download the digital versions for your collection from one of out licensees. If downloading is not your thing, you can order the CD. Either way enjoy your time on our site.
Memories.soulmusiclegneds.com is a special site that chronologically list the musical greats of our time who are no longer with us. Many of the artist of our time have died for one reason or another and Memories is the most comprehensive list of its kind totally dedicated to Soul Music Legends.
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