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    Leroi Jones/Amiri Baraka, Black Music (1968)

    Black Music By Leroi Jones

    Blues People by Leroi Jones (Amiri Baraka)

    Black music artists such as Jimi Hendrix were becoming prominent during the civil rights era and bridging the gap between Black and White youth.


    Black Music Month Spotlight: Tyrand

    BB June is Black music month

    Bob Marley and Steve Wonder live at Black Music Association, USA 1979

    esperanza spalding

    Michael Bracewell, Re-make/Re-model: Becoming Roxy Music (2008)

    21 Beautiful Reflections About Music From Legendary Musicians. This could be applied to books, too. Again, not naming names.

    Paul Gorman, In Their Own Write: Adventures In The Music Press (2001)

    Bill Friskics-Warren & David Cantwell, Heartaches by the Number: Country Music's 500 Greatest Singles (2003)

    Richard Meltzer, A Whore Just Like the Rest: The Music Writings of Richard Meltzer (2000)

    Howard Johnson & Jim Pines, Reggae: Deep Roots Music (1984)

    Blues & Chaos: The Music Writing of Robert Palmer (2009)

    Can't Stop the Music book

    Barry White

    My music is the spiritual expression of what I am — my faith, my knowledge, my being…When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hangups… I want to speak to their souls.”  By John Coltrane

    Duke Ellington

    Robert Christgau, Any Old Way You Choose It: Rock and Other Pop Music, 1967-1973 (1973)