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KillgoreTrout On March - 29 - 2014

American music would be sort of bland without the enormous contributions made by African-Americans throughout our history. No real Jazz and no Blues and certainly no Soul music.

This weekend’s music thread is all about the wonderful influence that Afro-Americans have had and still have on music. So pick your favorites from any genre of music by the many, many very talented and expressive Afro-American musicians and singers. As always, don’t forget to smile while doing so! 😉

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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  1. pinkpantheroz says:

    Luther V and Maria C:


  2. Fergie1 says:

    This is so beautiful -- great version and great artists!


  3. pinkpantheroz says:

    Otis:


  4. pinkpantheroz says:

    Frogman!


  5. pinkpantheroz says:

    Lionel Richie:


  6. pinkpantheroz says:

    The sublime Ella! I had the honour of meeting her and Louis Armstrong when they visited our house in Ireland in the early ’50s. Of course, I was only young and didn’t know who this black man and woman were until I asked my Dad years later!


  7. pinkpantheroz says:

    The great Paul Robeson galvanised operatic pieces:


    Then, the great Fats Domino:


    And of course Little Richard:


  8. James Michael Brodie says:

    I grew up with him. Will always be the best ever for me…

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2s8wv_michael-jackson-billie-jean-motown-25-live_music

    Moonwalk -- Michael Jackson -- Billie Jean -- The First Moonwalk King Of Pop


  9. monicaangela says:

    Can’t forget Jill!!!


  10. monicaangela says:

    The history of African American music:



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