Janet Jackson lifts Satie. Elvis sings Martini. The Stones raided the Renaissance. And let’s not even get started with the Beatles, who regularly tapped the classical music well.
The young stars of opera like Angel Blue and Lawrence Brownlee are picking up where Leontyne Price and Enrico Caruso left off.
Lewis Taylor ping-ponged between Al Green grooves and ’90s psychedelia. Then he dropped out of the music scene. No one knows what he’s currently doing, but “The Lost Album” makes you wish he’d come back.
Recording artist Solomon Peck believes that ’90s hit radio showcased true diversity (while Mariah Carey essentially pioneered the art of “hip hop remixing”).