Thursday, July 10 2014
Women in jazz can sing about their same-sex experiences, while men tend to stay deeply in the closet. Odd, considering the genre once embraced such dalliances.
Tuesday, January 13 2015
While industry gatekeepers were invested in a specific image of black performance, black performers themselves had different ideas.
Tuesday, December 4 2012
Not only would we not have had Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, and Janis Joplin without Bessie Smith, we wouldn't have singers like Amy Winehouse and Adele.