Payn's Ponderings Black History Month Music Edition

payn

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2/9 Stevie Wonder

Already mentioned a bunch in this thread (and rightfully so) we come the great Stevie Wonder. "He's recorded more than 30 US Top 10 hits, received 25 Grammy awards, and has sold over 100 million records worldwide." What more is there to say?
 

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Mannahnin

Scion of Murgen (He/Him)
2/9 Stevie Wonder

Already mentioned a bunch in this thread (and rightfully so) we come the great Stevie Wonder. "He's recorded more than 30 US Top 10 hits, received 25 Grammy awards, and has sold over 100 million records worldwide." What more is there to say?
Living for the City is a masterpiece.
 








Dannyalcatraz

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Here’s Ben Harper with guest harmonica god Charlie Musselwhite. The album they put out together was drop dead killer with no filler.

 


payn

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2/10 Sharon Jones

This one is really tough for me. I was lucky enough to see Sharon and the Dap Kings a number of times. Great musicians and a beautiful soul! After she battled cancer, she went on a tour that was unleashed. I mean like rival Tina Turner unleashed. A great performer and lovely person that to me was never "too short, too fat, too black, or too old."

 

Dannyalcatraz

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Tackhead is a band whose members have played with some big names- Living Colour, NIN to name a couple- but with killer tracks under their own name. This is the song that exposed them to me:

 

Dannyalcatraz

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Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprosy was an offshoot of The Beatnigs, featuring Michael Franti. This was the first song released off of their debut album:

 
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Dannyalcatraz

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Dynamic Syncopation “The Plan”

Unfortunately, this is NOT the album version. It’s a remix that, AFAIK, only exists in video form.
 

Dannyalcatraz

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The 1980s & 1990s exploded with rap bands going in all kinds of directions. One big trend was sampling jazz instead of/addition to go-to genres like Blues, R&B, and Funk

Souls of Mischief

A Tribe Called Quest

Arrested Development

Diggable Planets

De La Soul
 
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