Favorite Black Musicians.

 
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    • Ott 12 2006, 21:21

    Favorite Black Musicians.

    Just post what your fav's are!

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    • Ott 12 2006, 21:22
    Nina Simone
    Stevie Wonder
    John Coltrane
    Desmond Dekker
    Bob Marley
    Peter Tosh
    Ray Charles
    Public Enemy (especially. Chuck D)

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    • Ott 13 2006, 1:34
    Nina Simone
    Mariah Carey
    Marvin Gaye
    Talib Kweli
    Stevie Wonder
    Diana Ross
    Minnie Riperton
    Roberta Flack
    Lauryn Hill
    Betty Wright
    Mary J. Blige

    “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” - Confucius
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    • Ott 14 2006, 13:57
    Aretha Franklin
    Stevie Wonder
    Al Green
    Marvin Gaye
    John Legend
    Tina Turner
    Gladys Knight
    Mariah Carey
    Vanessa Williams
    Mary J. Blige
    Patti Labelle

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    • Ott 16 2006, 12:43
    Miles Davis

  • Try Cartola and others brazillians musicians.
    From U.S I like more Fitzgerald, Blid Willie Johnson, Skip James and Billie Holliday!

  • Mississippi John Hurt
    John Coltrane
    Duke Ellington
    Charles Mingus
    Fela Kuti
    Leadbelly
    Marvin Gaye
    Sam Cooke
    Curtis Mayfield
    Lightnin' Hopkins
    Howlin' Wolf
    Bo Diddley
    Chuck Berry
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Love
    James Brown

    Actually, it seems that most of them are my favorites. Fancy that.

    I definitely recommend Fela Kuti if you would like to listen to some very political black music. He created an entire genre of music called afrobeat, which blends funk and jazz with highlife. He was a Pan-African socialist who used his music as a vehicle to attack the militarist Nigerian dictatorship, and because of this Nigerian soldiers actually burned down his house, raped and maimed most of the inhabitants, beat him nearly to death, and murdered his elderly mother. Even after this tragedy, he still didn't stop recording music that was critical of the government. He was definitely a fighter who unflinchingly refused to capitulate even in the face of overwhelming force. Honestly, he's one of my heroes. Couldn't recommend him enough.

    "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."
    -Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time
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    • Ott 28 2006, 17:38
    Very interesting. I am going to have to look into Fela Kuti.

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    • Nov 17 2006, 13:08
    Aretha Franklin is the one and only Queen of Soul
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    • Gen 20 2007, 22:08
    Bob Marley and his sons
    Millie Small
    UB40

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    • Gen 28 2007, 12:08
    Ben Harper
    Louis Armstrong
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Nina Simone
    Otis Redding
    Ray Charles
    Aretha Franklin
    Me'Shell Ndegéocello
    Duke Ellington
    Jimi Hendrix
    Miles Davis
    Herbie Hancock
    Nat King Cole
    Al Green
    Dizzy Gillespie
    Oscar Peterson
    Leela James
    Wynton Marsalis

    Znów wędrujemy ciepłą ziemią,
    znów wędrujemy ciepłym krajem...
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    • Feb 7 2007, 23:22
    Fela Kuti
    Duke Ellington
    Nina Simone
    Erykah Badu
    Jill Scott
    Art Blakey
    Miles Davis
    Herbie Hancock
    Oumou Sangaré
    John Coltrane
    Milt Jackson
    Pharoah Sanders
    The Soul Children
    Eric Dolphy
    Desmond Dekker

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    • Feb 17 2007, 16:41
    Michael Jackson (yes, he's still black)
    Janet Jackson
    Chuck berry
    Brandy
    James brown
    Alicia keys (mixed)
    Lenny Kravitz
    Seal
    Jill Scott
    Monica
    Nas
    Jay-Z
    Jimi Hendrix
    R. Kelly
    Mariah Carey (mixed)
    Earth Wind & Fire

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    • Feb 18 2007, 1:50
    Heh, Seal... oh the 90s!

  • I love all listed and also:

    Minnie Riperton

    Chaka Khan

    The Commodores

    Donna Summer

    Jessye Norman

    Kathleen Battle

    Regina Carter (violinist)

    Nuttin But Stringz

    Bob Marley

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    Greetings from Britain (apparently mine is the pleasure of being the first Brittish IP address to join lol)

    As you can see I'm a big Stevie Wonder fan.
    I'm into all kinds of music for all sorts of reasons some it black, some white, a lot of the time white adaptations of black (not so much the inverse for some reason)

    My choice above reflects not only my favourites but also the ones that appeal to both my emotions and my intellect. And the best thing about them is that they manage to do that not just through the music but also through the lyrics.

    Billie Holiday, Aretha, Jill Scott (great poet), Marlena Shaw are others. I also like the boldness of Outkast (they made me see Hip Hop in a new light but by sheer musical competence.

    I have a tendency to go on and on about everything and nothing so I think I'll just say bye now and also...

    WHAT A SMASHING IDEA FOR A GROUP!!!

    Thank you mathewjordan!

    ♥ Mocha ♥
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    • Mar 11 2007, 20:22
    Glad to have you. I am a big Stevie fan too.

  • Uhmm... I'm not sure how 'black' they need to be...

    John Coltrane
    John Coltrane
    Alice Coltrane
    John Coltrane
    Jimi Hendrix
    John Coltrane
    Robert Johnson
    John Coltrane
    Miles Davis
    Ornette Coleman
    John Coltrane
    Run DMC
    Albert Ayler
    Don Cherry
    John Coltrane
    Clipse
    The Neptunes
    Public Enemy
    Amadou et Mariam
    Youssou N'dour
    MC Solaar
    Cypress Hill
    Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
    ICE CUBE!!! (back in the day, before he became cheesy)
    NWA
    Dre
    Outkast
    Skip James
    Screamin' Jay Hawkins
    Chuck Berry
    Eric B and Rakim
    Nina Simone
    Rage Against the Machine

    There are probably more, but I don't know the skin colour of everyone I listen to!! :-D

  • Leadbelly!
    Marvin Gaye (particular the 'What's Goin' On' album)
    Ali Farka Toure
    Wu-Tang
    Toumani Diabate

  • Uhm..

    Mariah Carey
    Stevie Wonder
    Marvin Gaye
    Aretha Franklin
    Luther Vandross
    Dionnie Warwick
    Whitney Houston
    Alicia Keys
    Miles Davis
    John Coltrane
    Patti LaBelle
    Nat King Cole
    Bobby Womack
    Babyface
    Minnie Ripperton
    Erykah Badu
    D'Angelo
    R.Kelly
    The Roots
    Wu-Tang Clan
    Eric B. & Rakim
    Grandmaster Flash
    Nas
    Jay-Z
    ...enough! :D

  • ooh..Quincy Jones and Ray Charles! :D

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    • Apr 30 2007, 6:15

    There can be only one on top of my list!

    The greatest country blues woman there ever has been!

    Memphis Minnie - In My Girlish Days


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    • Apr 30 2007, 6:34

    This voice has no competition - It will stop you in your tracks!!

    Jimmy Scott - Love Will Keep Us Together



    Just check his fans! - Humbled by his humble presence ;D

  • wow! Thank you for sharing the picture! I did not realize he was now wheel chair bound. Goodness! Poor thing!

    Many of the jazz musicians are in ailing health and they do not have much money. Fortunately, some people are trying to take care of the artists but not many people are aware of how bad it is for them financially.

    Thank you for sharing!

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