Date(s) - 09/21/2016
“Join us for an exploration of the major contributions African American Texans’ have made to Pop and Soul music. Early artist Jules Bledsoe’s rendition of Old Man River in the Zigfield production of Showboat in 1927 is considered an American masterpiece. Huey Long from Sealy played guitar and sang as a member of the Ink Spots and recorded many of their greatest songs such as: If Didn’t Care, and When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano. More recently, 20 time Grammy Award winner Beyoncé Knowles has been instrumental in defining the sound of a new generation. “
The exhibition runs from Thursday August 4 – October 1, 2016.
African American Texans’ Contributions to Pop & Soul: Produced by the Texas Music Museum