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Oran “Juice” Jones – The Rain #GetGrown

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by

“Don’t touch that coat!”

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Kashif – “The History of R&B Music” Indiegogo Campaign Appeal

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by

Kashif – “The History of R&B Music” Indiegogo Campaign Appeal from Grown Folks Music on Vimeo.

Many of you have asked about the genesis of The History Of R&B Music project that we’re so proud to support. So here’s a message from the man himself!

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

Tasha Cobbs – For Your Glory (Lyric Video/Live)

Posted on July 27th, 2014 by

Good Morning Family! #praise

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

ANN NESBY & AL GREEN “Put It On Paper” [LIVE] #GetGrown

Posted on July 26th, 2014 by

This is for those good and Grown Folks out there!

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

Public Enemy – He Got Game

Posted on July 26th, 2014 by

1998 classic PE — Name the sample! #MessageInTheMusic

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

Daley – Look Up #OfficialVideo

Posted on July 26th, 2014 by

Have you seen the new video for #LookUp? Join Daley on tour for some of his DAYS + NIGHTS…

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HOUSE PARTY MUSIC TRIBUTE KASHIF LOVER TURN ME ON 1983 MIX

Posted on July 26th, 2014 by

While you enjoy this Kashif inspired House Party tribute, head on over to The History Of R&B Music page and show some love for this historic doc in the making by donating now!

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

The Carpenters – “Close To You”

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by

On this day in 1970, The Carpenters started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘(They Long To Be) Close To You’. The first of three US No.1′s and 17 other Top 40 hits. The song was written in 1963 by Hal David and Burt Bacharach and was first offered to Herb Alpert, who said he didn’t feel comfortable singing the line ‘so they sprinkled moon dust in your hair’.<

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