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