Sam Cooke, the King of Soul

Sam Cooke

Introduction to Sam Cooke Sam Cooke (1931-1964) was an American R&B/soul singer-songwriter and businessman. During the 60s music era, Cooke rose to the top of the charts with “You Send Me,” which even dislodged Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock” from the #1 spot. His crossover appeal continued with such pop and R&B hit … Read more

Frederick Knight – a One Hit Wonder with “I’ve Been Lonely for So Long”

Frederick Knight

Short introduction to Frederick Knight One-hit wonder Frederick Knight had a significant hit with “I’ve Been Lonely For So Long” in 1972 under Stax Records. Before recording for Stax, Knight also released records under Mercury and Capitol. After Stax had ceased, Knight established his own label Juana Records and became a record … Read more

Introduction to Laura Lee

Laura Lee

 Who is Laura Lee? Laura Lee is an American R&B/soul/gospel singer-songwriter. Her songs, especially during the 1960s and the 1970s, center around and celebrate female experiences, and laid the foundation of “women”’s soul material (“Women’s Love Right” is one such example). In 1967 she achieved her first R&B hit under Chess Records … Read more

History of B.B. King

B.B. King

An Introduction To One of the Most Influential Guitarists of All Time B.B. King (birth name Riley B. King) is a singer-­songwriter and guitarist. Hailed as the King of Blues, his trademark fluid bent notes and pulsating change of pitch in his guitar picks lend a great influenced to future blues guitarists. … Read more

One-hit Wonder Daddy Dewdrop with “Chick-A-Boom (Don’t Ya Jes Love It)”

Daddy Dewdrop

Short career summary on Daddy Dewdrop Richard Monda aka Daddy Dewdrop is an American singer-songwriter and musician known for his novelty song “Chick-A-Boom (Don’t Ya Jes’ Love It).” Monda is essentially a songwriter, penning songs for other established acts. He had gone on to work as a songwriter for the animated TV … Read more