Dating back to 1930s, these are some of the earliest recordings of blues music. Though it had humble beginnings, the blues music of the Mississippi Delta paved the way for rock & roll.
The perfect playlist for relaxing in the heat with a cold beer, something on the grill, and cicadas droning in the background. Delta blues is, I might say, the original genre for Summertime Sadness. Enjoy your weekend, y’all!
"La Di Da Di," the 1984 rap hit by Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh, has been sampled or interpolated by hundreds of artists, birthing new hits along the way. As Mark Ronson explains on the latest TED Radio Hour, the track is "like the national anthem or alphabet song of hip-hop.”
Sent on the Sputnik 2, Laika was the first living creature to orbit the Earth. Since there was no technology to de-orbit, she died in space as intended. She died from overheating. Her reports weren’t made public until 2002 so up until then everyone was told that she was euthanised prior to oxygen depletion (the six day mark). Laika has been the topic of ethics and animal cruelty in science for many years. Laika paved the way for human space-flight.