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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, looks back at two of the greatest summer hits of 1974 and 1991

June 27, 2014

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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