WMMR Celebrates Black History Month: Week Two
Every weeknight in February, at 8 pm, Jacky BamBam will turn the spotlight on the music of incredible and influential black artists.
Starting on February 1, 2024, Jacky began this foray into the founders of rock. Here are the artists he covered in the second week (Feb 5-9).
The Supremes were an American girl group and a premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. They started as the Primettes in Detroit, Michigan, in 1959. The Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown’s acts and the most successful American vocal band, with 12 number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100.
Ray Charles was a singer, songwriter, and pianist. He is one of the most iconic and influential musicians in history. He was often referred to as “The Genius”. Despite going blind during childhood, he pioneered a whole genre of music. Charles pioneered the soul music genre during the 1950s by combining blues, jazz, rhythm and blues. Charles’s 1960 hit “Georgia on My Mind” was the first of his three career No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.
Sam Cooke was a singer and songwriter. He is one of the most influential soul artists of all time. Cooke is commonly referred to as the “King of Soul” for his distinctive vocals, pioneering contributions to the genre, and significance in popular music. During his eight-year career, Cooke released 29 singles that charted in the Top 40 of the Billboard Pop Singles chart, as well as 20 singles in the Top Ten of Billboard’s Black Singles chart.
He is celebrating Black History Month the way only WMMR and Jacky BamBam can! It’s all part of everything that rocks.