Whether it's Rhythm & Blues, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Soul, Blues or Gospel, the history and development of each genre is examined in the pages of this innovative calendar-based retrospective.
Enter a world of mind-tickling trivia, captivating anecdote and eyebrow-raising trivia with this month-by-month journey through the history of black popular culture. Discover the events and social forces that shaped the very roots of popular music as we know it today, and enjoy a trip through time that is as entertaining as it is stimulating and educational.
You'll find it all here - from the sweet soul music of Aretha Franklin and the swinging Jazz of Count Basie, through pop heroes Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston, right up to today's best including Usher, Queen Latifah and Run DMC. Each page also includes the No.1 hit on that day from different years by the best of black music's legendary performers. A definitive demonstration of how black music is interwoven into American history.