Awesome African-American Rock and Soul Musicians by David Aretha

By David Aretha

Author David Aretha explores the lives of 9 influential musicians in remarkable AFRICAN-AMERICAN ROCK AND SOUL MUSICIANS. From Chuck Berry, "the father of rock 'n' roll," to James Brown, "the godfather of soul," those musicians impacted track from their earliest hits, and their impacts are nonetheless felt at the present time. each one brief biography ends with a quick timeline of the person's lifestyles and achievements.

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1959 Releases the album The Genius of Ray Charles. August 1959 Releases the revolutionary song “What’d I Say,” which will soar to No. 1 on the R&B chart. November 1960 “Georgia on My Mind” reaches No. 1 on the pop chart. ” October 1961 “Hit the Road Jack” lands at No. 1 on the pop chart. January 1985 Contributes to the song “We Are the World,” the proceeds of which go to hunger relief in Africa. January 23, 1986 Among the first group of inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. February 13, 2005 Genius Loves Company wins eight Grammy Awards.

February 23, 1993 Receives a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys. 1994 Receives a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm & Blues Foundation. 2002 Receives NAACP Image Award—Hall of Fame Award. 2003 Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. 2007 “Tutti Frutti” tops Mojo magazine’s list of “100 Records That Changed the World”; in 2010 the recording is added to the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry. Chapter 4 James Brown Image Credit: Everett Collection James Brown in the 1950s On Tuesday night, James Brown was having a heart attack.

L. Franklin, inspired thousands with his fiery sermons. Aretha and her four siblings grew up in Detroit, where Reverend Franklin was the pastor of the New Bethel Baptist Church. Reverend Franklin’s preaching aroused such passions that two nurses stood by to aid parishioners. When Aretha was six, her parents separated, with her mother moving to Buffalo, New York. The children lived with their father during the school year and spent the summers with their mother. Reverend Franklin earned a comfortable living as a minister.

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