This week we’re celebrating Black Musicians in honour of Black History Month and the amazing contributions to various styles of music that hav been made.
Over the years there have been some incredibly influential songs, voices and lyrics crafted by many talented Black Artists. We’re going to briefly look at some of our favourites in this blog as well as pass some recommendations on at the end. You can find all of the following CDs pictured, in your LRC at University Centre, High Melton. We’ve included a few details for each artist
Artist: Howlin’ Wolf
Most Famous Song: Smokestack Lightnin’
Artist: Bob Marley
Most Famous Song: Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
Artist: Ella Fitzgerald
Most Famous Song: It Don’t Mean a Thing If You Ain’t Got That Swing
Artist: Miles Davis
Most Famous Song: So What
Artist: John Lee Hooker
Most Famous Song: Boom Boom
Artist: Billie Holiday
Most Famous Song: The Very Thought of You
Artist: Marvin Gaye
Most Famous Song: Let’s Get It On
Artist: Robert Johnson
Most Famous Song: Crossroad
Artists we recommend:
Kele, the lead singer of Bloc Party released a solo album called ‘Trick’ in 2014 which we highly recommend to anyone who enjoys Bloc Party. Kele has a unique voice which boasts incredible emotional depth and echoes throughout his Electro-Soul sound.
Leon Bridges has recently earned more favour after the release of his album ‘Coming Home’ in 2015. His latest album has won the hearts of many listeners as his gospel like sound accompanied by Leon’s soulful voice makes for a very enjoyable listen.
Corinne Bailey Rae is a household name these days and continues to release successful albums. Although you have probably heard of Corine already we thought we’d give her a mention so you can revisit some of her hits or have a gander at her new album. Corinne’s music is perfect if you’re missing the summer and want to relive that dreamy hot day feeling. Plus she’s from Leeds and we’re all for promoting Yorkshire pride! 🙂
Emeli Sande has recently released a new highly successful song which will be followed by an album later on this year. This will be her second album and yet this talented woman has achieved major success in such a short music career. If you haven’t heard her first album, ‘Our Version of Event’s’ then we recommend that you go listen right now!