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The musical legends of Black History Month looks at the male vocalists

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We start with Michael Jackson. 'Thriller' has sold more than sixty million albums worldwide. He was nominated for thirty-eight Grammys, winning thirteen times.
The series of the great Black musicians continues with a look at the greatest Black male vocalists. There are so many that there’s not enough space to feature all of them. Some of the others not featured in the gallery include Lionel Richie, Isaac Hayes, Teddy Pendergrass, Bill Withers, Lou Rawls and Johnny Mathis, Here... Read more »

Did Rolling Stone's new "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" get it right

Did Rolling Stone's new "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" get it right
‘Best of’ lists drive people crazy. It could be who is the greatest president, who is the best athlete or some inane topic that will lead to long arguments among friends. Music is no different. Rolling Stone’s new list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time” was published this week. RS first completed this exercise in... Read more »

Songs to protest Donald Trump's 4th of July Parade

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It's been obvious for decades that Donald Trump is the "American Idiot" (Green Day)
Happy Independence Day eve. Tomorrow, Donald Trump is throwing himself and his followers a little party. He’s going to have a parade, military-dictatorship style. Trump is enamored of those parades his heroes throw. Tanks rolling down the street. Soldiers marching and paying honor to their leader. He’s always wanted one of those to honor him.... Read more »
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Songs for different types of Father's Days

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Cats In The Cradle by Harry Chapin is an obvious choice. Dad has a son but he's so busy that he doesn't have time to watch him grow up. When he finally gets to slow down, the son is busy with his own life. Very circle of life-esque.
There are all types of relationships between children and their parents. Some are smooth and loving for a lifetime. Others are more complicated. It’s the reason there are so many different kinds of songs about this topic. Here’s a few of them: Happy Father’s Day!   Related Post: Happy Father’s Day To My Daughters Type... Read more »

Black History Month Music: The Legends From A to Z- Part 2

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NWA- Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E are Straight Outta Compton.
In today’s post we look at the second half of the alphabet, from N-Z. This is a little tougher…not much for Q, U & X so we’ll skip those letters and give you a doubleheader in a couple of other spots. Here’s a look at some great musicians from N-Z   This is yesterday’s list... Read more »
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