In this brand new video from Soundfly, we explore the history of synthesized sound from the 19th century to the present, with many stops in between.
Today we explore the story of Bob Dylan’s “The Hurricane,” which helped raise awareness and support for wrongly accused boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter.
We explore in audio, photo, and text, the history of John and Alan Lomax’s multiple visits to Parchman Farm to record prisoners’ work songs between 1933-69.
Music in prisons has long been considered a key device for rehabilitation. Amanda Petrusich examines its history, from Ellington to Cash and The Clash.
Stravinsky’s music and the music of Charlie Parker and John Coltrane have been compared to Cubism, is jazz the connector? We trace the influences.
Composers throughout history have created great masterworks of art during times of hardship, here’s an examination of three such pieces.
Read the stories of four of our favorite American blues musicians to see how they ended up with some of the best nicknames of all time.
A closer look at the tradition of “blues shouting” in the early 1930s and ’40s, which helped inspire the creation of rock ‘n’ roll out of jazz and gospel.
On this day, 57 years ago, James Brown and his Famous Flames recorded what would become one of the most earth-shattering funk and soul albums of all time.
Get to know some of the forgotten legends of an already-legendary American genre of music, the blues, in this historical deep dive into obscurity.