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Barrence Eugene Carter (Barry White)

September 12th in African American History – Barrence Eugene Carter (Barry White)

September 12, 1944 Barrence Eugene Carter (Barry White), singer, songwriter and record producer, was born in Galveston, Texas. He began his musical career in the early 1960s in singing groups before going out on his own in the mid-1960s. He got his big break, producing a female group he had discovered called Love Unlimited. Their […]

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Christopher Brian Bridges (Ludacris)

September 11th in African American History – Christopher Brian Bridges (Ludacris)

September 11, 1977 Christopher Brian Bridges (Ludacris), rapper, songwriter and actor, was born in Champaign, Illinois. Ludacris moved to Atlanta, Georgia at a young age and wrote his first rap song at the age of 9. He recorded his debut album, “Back for the First Time”, in 2000. This was followed by seven other albums, […]

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Mathis James

Mathis James “Jimmy” Reed – September 6th in African American History

September 6, 1925 Mathis James “Jimmy” Reed, blues musician and songwriter, was born in Dunleith, Mississippi. After spending several years performing in Mississippi, Reed moved to Chicago in 1943. By the 1950s, Reed had established himself as a popular performer and from the mid-1950s to the early 1960s he had a string of hits, including […]

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