Saturday, June 18, 2011
BLACK MUSIC MONTH
June is Black Music Month.
It began on June 7, 1979, when President Carter announced that this month was designated to celebrate and honor this important American music.
So, here is just a very small selection of some of the great influencial pioneers in Black Music:
"Them There Eyes" - Billie Holiday (1935)
"Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby?" - Dinah Washington (1958)
"Try Me" - James Brown (1959)
"A Fool In Love" - Ike & Tina Turner (1960)
"A Change Is Gonna Come" - Sam Cooke (1964)
"I'm So Proud" - The Impressions (1964)
"Since I Lost My Baby" - The Temptations (1965)
"This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)" - The Isley Brothers (1966)
"Oh Happy Day" - Edwin Hawkins Singers (1969)
"Respect Yourself" - The Staple Singers (1971)
"I'm Still In Love With You" - Al Green (1972)
"Love Train" - The O'Jays (1973)
"Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe" - Barry White (1974)
"Wake Up Everybody" - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (1975)
WHITNEY HOUSTON Words cannot express how much I miss the glorious voice of Whitney Houston . It's been five years since her passing...
I must admit I have been very impatient waiting for some new music from Lorde , the New Zealand artist who came on the scene in 2013 wi...
TLC , one of the biggest girl groups of all time that ruled the charts back in the 1990's, has just returned with new music after ta...
Americans probably know Rita Ora more for her fashion-forward looks on a red carpet (including her recent appearance at the Met Ball),...