A Celebration of Black Music


From ‘Summer Madness’


to ‘Summertime’:

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

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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