June 25, 2016

Sunday Open Thread: Dancehall Singer – Patra

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Patra was considered the Queen of Danchall music in the early to mid 1990's. She considered an musical influence on Rhianna. Patra (born Dorothy Smith, 22 November 1972 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican dancehall singer. In her beginnings as … [Read more...]

Sunday Musical Brunch Open Thread: White Singers Who We Thought Were Black

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This is a list about a few individuals with voices that we accidentally assumed at one point and time belonged to black people. It wasn’t until videos popped up for some of the songs that we didn’t see a black man or woman, but a white man or … [Read more...]

Sunday Musical Brunch Open Thread: Songs that Embody the Black Struggle

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Today's thread will highlight the power of music and the messages it conveys. The biggest cultural export from African-American culture is our music.  Sit back and enjoy these songs that did evoke thought, dialogue and action at various times. To … [Read more...]

Sunday Musical Brunch Open Thread: Laura Mulva

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Today's open thread will highlight new artist from across the pond, Laura Mvula. Laura Mvula (née Douglas; born 23 April 1986) is a British soul singer-songwriter from Birmingham, England. Her debut album Sing to the Moon was released on March … [Read more...]

Sunday Musical Brunch Open Thread: Jeffrey Osborne

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Jeffrey Linton Osborne (born March 9, 1948) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, lyricist and lead singer of the band,L.T.D.. … [Read more...]

Sunday Jazz Brunch Open Thread: RIP Ornette Coleman

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Today' open thread is dedicated to a jazz great that we lost earlier this week, Ornette Coleman. Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman (March 9, 1930 – June 11, 2015) was an American jazz saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter and composer. He was one of … [Read more...]

Sunday Open Thread: RIP BB King

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This week we lost a legend in the music industry, BB King.  He had a music career that spanned over 6 decades and tour heavily until he died this past week. RIP, Mr. King, your legacy and music will live on in our hearts and lives … [Read more...]