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KillgoreTrout On August - 31 - 2013

With the recent 50 year anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s legendary “I Have A Dream” speech in Washington D.C. I thought it fitting that we should pay tribute to all the great black musicians that have contributed so much to the world of music. Their contributions were so remarkable, that several lasting genres were born. Be it gospel, blues,
rhythm and blues, jazz, soul or big band music.

Pick songs from your favorite black artists and genres. There are quite a few to choose from.

Louis Armstrong – When It’s Sleepy time Down South

Billie Holiday and Lester Young: Fine and Mellow

Mahalia Jackson MLK Washington March

In a Sentimental Mood – Duke Ellington and John Coltrane

Robert Johnson CrossRoads – Cross Road Blues

Categories: Music, Music Thread

Written by KillgoreTrout

Once a wander, working vagabond, fellow traveler on this 3rd stone from the sun. Hurtling through space and time. Lover of books (especially the classics), all kinds of books from novels, poetry, essay collections, fiction and nonfiction and a big Kurt Vonnegut fan. I am a secular humanist and technically an atheist.....Taoist.
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