Saturday, 30 August 2014

Key Significant Benchmarks in the African American Black Music industry (Part 3 ).



 Founded in 1976, Tyscot Records is longest running black own gospel label in America. It experienced tremendous growth and success during 1990s with John P. Kee, who’s 1999 release, “Not Guilty”, sold more than 500,000 copies and gave Tyscot Records their first RIAA certified Gold Record. Tyscot Records is now a multimedia company offering movies, documentaries , videos and music to the gospel community at large.
Music One Inc (a division of Radio One)
Cathy Hughes, major black power broker.
The imprint was founded by Cathy Hughes in 1999 to released series of instrumental albums by Harpist Jeff Majors which were recorded at legendary Gamble/Huff Recording Studios. The musicians featured on all the recording projects were mainly members of Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra and additional musicians who were part of the famous “Philadelphia Signature Soul Sound” or “The Sound of Philadelphia” of the 1970s.Instrumental series of album featured the harp as the central instrument accompanied by the symphony orchestra.

                                   Researched and compiled by               
                                   Mr K Tomlin Music Historian                   
                                  ©RCM Music/Signaturesoundsonline2013-2014

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Kevin Tomlin has over 34 years of teaching experience in Jamaica, England and America, including 15 years teaching music history of black origin and visual art in South Florida, U.S.A., through Arts in Education. Tomlin created special training programmes and workshops for music teachers in South Florida schools, using music history as the foundation, to build exciting programmes of study and support materials for education professionals. Since 2000, he’s taught music history, geography, religious education, history, visual arts and performing arts at schools in Hertfordshire and Essex, at both primary and secondary levels. He conducts research and provides consultancy services for multi-media organisations, schools, recording artists, cultural and faith-based groups and entertainment professionals.

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