‘You’ve Got to Beat Me to Keep Me’ sings Atlanta female artist

Trixie Smith was a black blues singer born in 1895 in Atlanta, Georgia. Smith was a college educated woman who came from a middle class background and worked in various minstrel shows and the vaudeville circuit in the 1920s. She had numerous hit records and recorded over 48 songs during the 1920s through the 1930s. […]

Last Black Standing: Jacob Lusk Still Vying for ‘American Idol’ Title

Twenty-two-year-old Compton, Calif., crooner Jacob Lusk remains the lone African American on “American Idol” this week, securing his stay Wednesday night with a rendition of Simon & Garfunkel’s hit “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” However, the end of the road came tonight for Huntsville, Ala., native Paul McDonald, who had been a regular performer in the […]