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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.

Duke Ellington & Quincy Jones!

Black Music Month Spotlight: Tyrand

BB June is Black music month

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

The Supremes

esperanza spalding

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

Barry White

the incomparable Billie Holiday

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

Phil Dellio & Scott Woods, I Wanna Be Sedated: Pop Music in the Seventies (1993)

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

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

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

Duke Ellington

“I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up in the morning and see the light.” ― Miles Davis