Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Devolution of Black American Music . . .

Total of weeks at #1 in the ’70s (as a lead artist): 1. The Jackson 5 (24 weeks) 2. Aretha Franklin (22 weeks) 3. Stevie Wonder (22 weeks) 4. Marvin Gaye (21 weeks) 5. Al Green (16 weeks) 6. The O’Jays … Continue reading

Why Jazz is So Not OKeh . . .

Otto, Make That Riff Staccato OkeH Records was founded by German immigrant Otto Heinemann in 1918. But before he founded his record business, Heinemann ran a company which supplied motors to phonograph manufacturers. He expanded to making tone arms, sound … Continue reading