Black music artists

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1BlessedNatural Fridays: Chaka Khan

1960s: Chaka Khan on Soul Train (photo courtesy of Flickr- danxoneil - cropped) Happy Friday my blessed naturals! Sin...

Natalie Cole: looking back at her life and music career – in pictures

The award-winning singer and daughter of jazz legend Nat King Cole died at age 65 on Thursday night. Here are some highlights from her life and career

Her Story: Misty Copeland “She Rocks”

If you haven’t heard the name Misty Copeland please take some time to educate yourself be you dancer by profession or dancer at heart. The beautiful ballerina has been tackling stereotypes and…

Jimi Hendrix’s Last Stand

The U.K.’s Isle of Wight Festival of 1969 had famously tempted Bob Dylan out of retreat, becoming at once the launchpad and gold standard for all rock festivals. The question was: how to follow it…


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On July 4, 1957 John Lee Hooker played the first of four nights at the Apex Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA

John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1917 – June 21, 2001) Born in Mississippi in 1917 to a sharecropper family, John Lee was one of the last links to real Deep South Blues... Thank goodness he moved to The Motor City in the 1940s… By 1948 John Lee had scored his first #1 juke box hit with “Boogie Chillun”—It was a million seller! After that, he scored a string of hits: “I’m In The Mood,” “Crawling Kingsnake” and “Boom Boom” to mention a few… The Apex Bar was his home in the old days… I remember back…

Debbie Allen is 70 Years Old, and Completely Okay With It

"I wouldn't want to be 20 right now for anything in this world."

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John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker: early promo shot. Looking menacing for the camera. Down In The Alley. Demonstrating his favorite chord. John Lee Hooker (b. Aug. 22, 1917 outside of Clarksdale, Mississippi) was probably the most recorded blues artist of all time. I don't know how many John Lee Hooker albums, CD's, 78's and 45's I own, and I'm not about to try and count them, but let's just say there's a mess of 'em here, some of 'em are great, some are good and some aren't so good. But he was not only one…