From ‘Summer Madness’ to ‘Summertime’:
A Celebration of Black Music

From ‘Summer Madness’ to ‘Summertime’:
A Celebration of Black Music

Celebrating Black Music Month with some of the standout moments of R&B, soul and hip-hop, EBONY.com looks back at two of the greatest summer hits of 1974 and 1991

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Celebrating Black Music and Summer Madness

From gospel and blues to rock ’n’ roll, hip-hop, R&B and pop, among the many bequests of Blacks to America and the world at large has been our music. Today we take a look at the past, present and possible future of Black Music, beginning with a look at the story behind two of the biggest records of the past four decades: “Summertime” and “Summer Madness.”

 
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