In the beginning, there was music - music that moaned low and traveled up his spine, dividing his mind. On the one side swayed the Delta Blues, immersing Jackson Harlem in Southern roots and baptizing him to his future occupations; on the other, a plethora of pop culture rocked and rolled. Bowie, The Beatles, Michael, and Prince jammed with B.B. and Little Richard, mixing it up and breaking it down. Today, Harlem trains his ear to all of them, following in the footsteps of music’s great visionaries as he presses his first single, “Beat it Up,” set to release this month on iTunes.
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