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1 08, 2023

Session 9: Following the Drums: African American Fife and Drum Music in Tennessee

2023-08-17T09:59:30-06:00

From its roots in West Africa and early American militia drumming to its prominence in African American communities during the time of Reconstruction, fife [...]

Session 9: Following the Drums: African American Fife and Drum Music in Tennessee2023-08-17T09:59:30-06:00
12 12, 2022

Southern But Not Country: The Interwar Career of Nashville Bandleader Francis Craig

2023-04-19T17:32:17-06:00

Nashville dance bandleader Francis Craig (1900–1966) cultivated a regional and national audience from the 1920s through the 1940s via broadcasts on WSM radio, a [...]

Southern But Not Country: The Interwar Career of Nashville Bandleader Francis Craig2023-04-19T17:32:17-06:00
12 12, 2022

Marching with Purpose: The Legacy of HBCU Music Programs in Tennessee

2023-02-16T13:33:12-06:00

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have made indelible, but underappreciated, contributions to the Tennessee musical landscape for over one hundred years. In this [...]

Marching with Purpose: The Legacy of HBCU Music Programs in Tennessee2023-02-16T13:33:12-06:00
20 07, 2022

Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South

2022-09-14T10:34:29-06:00

Country and soul emerged from the same songwriters, musicians, and producers in the recording studios of Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, and Muscle Shoals, Alabama. [...]

Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South2022-09-14T10:34:29-06:00
20 07, 2022

Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong and the Black String Band Tradition

2022-10-13T10:38:40-06:00

String band and country blues musician Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong’s life spanned most of the 20th century. Armstrong’s career took him from his boyhood [...]

Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong and the Black String Band Tradition2022-10-13T10:38:40-06:00
20 07, 2022

Hip Hop in Bluff City: The Roots of Memphis Hip Hop with DJ Spanish Fly

2022-08-10T08:30:25-06:00

Hip hop originated in The Bronx, but found its way to Tennessee by the mid-1980s. DJ Spanish Fly, the Godfather of Memphis Rap, has [...]

Hip Hop in Bluff City: The Roots of Memphis Hip Hop with DJ Spanish Fly2022-08-10T08:30:25-06:00
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