Vidlist: The Sounds of Black Music 🎶

Black Music is American Music. Many people don’t know that African-American music is an umbrella term covering a diverse range of music and musical genres (from Rock n’ Roll to Country to R&B to Blues, etc); their musical influence is undeniable. Let’s highlight a few black artists that have contributed to the excellence of black music. 🎶

⚫️ Tiny Turner- Proud Mary

A timeless anthem, Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary” is an electrifying journey down the river of soulful rock, showcasing her powerful vocals and stage presence.



⚫️ Erykah Badu – On & On

Erykah Badu’s “On & On” is a neo-soul masterpiece, seamlessly blending soul, hip-hop, and R&B, setting the stage for her influential career.

⚫️ Missy Elliott ft Ludacris- Gossip Folks

Missy Elliott’s innovative “Gossip Folks” featuring Ludacris is a hip-hop extravaganza, pushing boundaries with its quirky beats and clever lyrics.

⚫️ Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On

Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” is a poignant commentary on societal issues, a soulful masterpiece that remains relevant in today’s world.

⚫️ Samara Joy – Guess Who I Saw Today

Samara Joy’s rendition of “Guess Who I Saw Today” showcases her jazz prowess, combining classic vocal stylings with a contemporary twist.

PJ Morton feat. YEBBA How Deep Is Your Love ‘Gumbo Unplugged’

PJ Morton and YEBBA’s rendition of “How Deep Is Your Love” in ‘Gumbo Unplugged’ is a soulful exploration, highlighting their musical chemistry.

⚫️ Solange ft Sampha – Don’t touch my hair

Solange’s “Don’t Touch My Hair” is a powerful anthem celebrating Black identity, accompanied by Sampha’s soulful vocals and atmospheric production.

⚫️ Busta Rhymes – Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See

Busta Rhymes’ energetic “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See” is a hip-hop classic, known for its rapid-fire delivery and infectious beats.

⚫️ Childish Gambino – Redbone

Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” is a funk-inspired hit, showcasing his versatility and contributing to the evolving landscape of Black music.

⚫️ Mickey Guyton – Better Than You Left Me

Mickey Guyton’s “Better Than You Left Me” is a powerful country ballad, breaking barriers and leaving a mark on the traditionally diverse genre.

⚫️ Ray Charles – Hit the road Jack (Special Mention)

Ray Charles’ “Hit the Road Jack” is a timeless classic, blending rhythm and blues with an unforgettable melody, leaving an indelible mark on music history.

Let us know what you think of our Black Music Month playlist! What tunes should we add?

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