Continuing to roll through the early catalog of Atlantic Records… make no mistake before the corporate rock of the 1970’s when Atlantic had acts like Led Zepplin, The Rolling Stones, Foreigner etc., this company was at the forefront of R&B and Rock. In thinking about the popularity of one of their first big stars Ruth Brown, if you look at her success in historical context she was, at the time just as popular as some of the folks you can rattle off today. In fact quite possibly more, because while there was a radio in every home, there definitely wasn’t a TV in every home, no internet as we know so…

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.