Curtis Mayfield

Black Music Month originated in 1979.  President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the month of June as Black Music Month to celebrate the wonderful music, achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.

The TJMS is celebrating Black Music Month and singing Happy Birthday to legendary icon, the late Curtis Mayfield with a special musical tribute! What’s your favorite Curtis Mayfield song? Can…

With the increasing number of films aimed towards black audiences in the early 1970s, filmmakers realized that they couldn’t turn to Henry Mancini to provide the musical backdrops for these movies.

With the increasing number of films aimed towards black audiences in the early 1970s, filmmakers realized that they couldn’t turn to Henry Mancini to provide the musical backdrops for these movies.

Today marks the 68th anniversary of the birth of one of black music’s greatest songwriters, Curtis Mayfield.