Category Archives: ROK1 Classic Jazz • Blues • R&B Music Archive

Rok One Music Archive was conceived in 1999 to help expose music fans to classic roots music; new and veteran artists influenced by the “pioneers of pop” performing at area music venues “on the ground.”

Rok One Enterprises is dedicated to keeping the pioneers influential in forging our “legacy-in-common” of valued music heritage present and accessible for the enjoyment and education of the listening public; and to supporting active performing artists contributing their unique voices, individual and collective talents keeping the Chicagoland area a premier destination for the finest examples of culture and entertainment in the world.

Roots Of Pop

As the big band era lurched to a close in America, and the young turks of the jazz scene were striking out for new musical territory, a whole new explosion of black popular music was sending shock waves through the … Continue reading

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