GCAA’s Music Department: Journey to the STL Sound Exhibit


Jordan Gorham

This is a photo from the entry way of the Stl Sound Exhibit with all of the different musicians of different genres who made a difference in the city of Saint Louis.

Jordan Gorham, Editor

The GCAA Music Department took a field trip to the Missouri History Museum on Friday December 03, 2021 to see the STL Sound Exhibit. This exhibit was dedicated to all of the different musicians from St.Louis and around the country who made a difference in St.Louis through their different styles of music.

The music genres vary from different genres including: R&B, Soul, Jazz, the Blues, Rock and Roll, Pop and Rap.

The exhibit shows so much Black history behind the city of Saint Louis when it comes to music and so many different musicians with different styles of music and different styles of clothing are included within the exhibit.

Some of the many musicians included are: Josephine Baker, Tina Turner, Ike Turner, Albert King, Miles Davis, the 5th Dimension, Bennie Smith, and Luther Ingram, just to name a few.

The STL Sound Exhibit also included many objects and artifacts from various artists within the museum, and those objects included: The dress worn by Tina Turner on the Tonight show. Guitars belonging to Chuck Berry, Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy, Albert King and Mel Bay. The trumpets of Miles Davis and Clark Terry. The exhibit also included Fontella Bass’s gold record and her Grammy nomination for her song “Rescue Me”