Music Collection

Explore musical genres, their history and origins including African, Blues, Classical/Orchestral, Country/Bluegrass, Cuban/Latin/Salsa, Gospel, Hymns and Spirituals, Gullah Music: Evolution of African Music, Hip-Hop/Rap, Jazz, Musical Theater, Opera, Pop and Soul, Rhythm and Blues, and Rock and Roll. Be sure to view the individual assets that stand alone, just below the Topics, and have not been included in a specific topic or genre.

Also explore our Musical Instruments and Musicians and Music History sections. We also have a section on Holiday Music.

Within this Collection

Charlie's Place | Carolina Stories
Episode 1

Video

The founding and early years of Charlie's Place - a jazz club where white and African American patrons alike were welcome during segregation.
Charlie's Place | Carolina Stories
Episode 4

Video

Today, Charlie's Place is long gone. The City of Myrtle Beach purchased the Charlie's Place property in 2015, with the goals of renovating the area, and transforming it into a revitalized...
Charlie's Place | Carolina Stories
Episode 2

Video

After World War II, there was an ever increasing popularity for the musical movement known as "Rhythm and Blues." Rhythm and Blues, along with a new invention called the Jukebox, transformed the music...
Charlie's Place | Carolina Stories
Episode 3

Video

Racial tensions in South Carolina strained with the rise of the "Dixiecrat" political party. One summer evening in 1950, Ku Klux Klan members shot up Charlie's Place, and Charlie Fitzgerald was beaten...
"Tuk" Music, Part 5 (1999)
Episode 5

Video

“Tuk” music is a uniquely Barbadian form of music that developed as a result of severe restrictions placed on the African slaves by their plantation owners. “Tuk” music lives on today, thanks to the...
Form in Music
Form in Music

Lesson

Students are using the elements of music to begin composing and performing simple melodies. Participate in a class discussion to repair a story that is incorrectly structured. Participate in a class...

Backstage Pass! | Carolina Stories
Episode 5

Video

Since 1986, Myrtle Beach has become a hot spot for live entertainment, with theater, live music, comedy, adventure, and death defying thrills. Theatrical productions have become an important part of...
Dizzy Gillespie, Part 3
Episode 103

Video

When the opportunity came for a young Dizzy Gillespie to leave Cheraw, he took it. Dizzy moved to Laurinburg, North Carolina, where he went to school at the Laurinburg Institute. While in Laurinburg...