John Hammond - About John Hammond

An early inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, John Hammond was one of the most important figures in 20th century popular music.

Dec 30th, 2005 | 9 comments

Arthur Rubinstein - About Arthur Rubinstein

Born in Lodz, Poland, in 1887, Arthur Rubinstein became one of the great pianists of the twentieth century.

Oct 8th, 2005 | 6 comments

Sarah Vaughan - About Sarah Vaughan

During the course of a career that spanned nearly fifty years, Sarah Vaughan was the singer’s singer, influencing everyone from Mel Torme to Anita Baker.

Oct 8th, 2005 | 50 comments

Cole Porter - About the Musician and Composer

Cole Porter was unmatched as a tunesmith, and his Broadway musicals set the standards of style and wit to which today's composers and lyricists aspire.

Sep 16th, 2005 | 39 comments

Hank Williams - About Hank Williams

Williams set the agenda for contemporary country songcraft and sang his songs with such believability that we feel privy to his world, despite the fact that he left no in-depth interviews and just a few letters.

Aug 10th, 2005 | 31 comments

Aaron Copland - About the Composer

Aaron Copland was one of the most respected American classical composers of the twentieth century.

Jul 11th, 2005 | 85 comments

Louis Armstrong - About Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong's trumpet playing revolutionized the world of music, and he became one of our century's most recognized and best loved entertainers.

Jul 6th, 2005 | 30 comments

Sweet Honey in the Rock - About Sweet Honey in the Rock

Sweet Honey In The Rock is uniquely distinct from all of these groups. She is even different from Mamie Forehand, though, like Forehand and these groups, she makes melody, harmony, rhythm and message.

Jun 29th, 2005 | 3 comments

Quincy Jones - The Story of an American Musician

An African American musician, entrepreneur, handsome ladies' man, and American dreamer-has become one of the realm's grand princes, a monarch of all he surveys.

Jun 22nd, 2005 | 6 comments
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