Tag Archives: Black History Month

Ayoni Shares Powerful New Single Written at the End of a Tumultuous Year

After thousands died due to the Covid-19 virus last year and political unrest over the presidential elections, 21-year-old, California based, musician Ayoni shares a new song that expresses the broken parts of our society and those who might consider themselves a “patriot.” Slow and with a rumbling melody that gets stronger as the song progresses, […]

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Arlo Parks’ Debut Album is a Lush, Thoughtful Croon for the Kindred Spirit

At just 20 years old, London-born artist Arlo Parks (full name, Anaïs Oluwatoyin Estelle Marinho) has proven to be a rare creative storm of youthful courage and insight beyond her years. Though she herself has noted she’s no old soul or voice of a generation, for the past few years, she has garnered acclaim from […]

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Vintage Gold: The Many Lives of Son House, the Father of Delta Blues

Among the many iconic music moments on the documentary It Might Get Loud, Jack White’s favorite song stands out. He wordlessly pulls a twelve inch record out of a dusty sleeve and places the needle onto the wax. He doesn’t look at anything as he listens, unless you count a blank stare at the art […]

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Vintage Gold: America’s Most Successful Vocal Group in The Supremes

At the height of their rise in the mid-1960s The Supremes had risen to become—and still remain—America’s most successful vocal group, even rivaling The Beatles in terms of international popularity. Although the lineup changed dramatically throughout their run the core group of Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, and Diana Ross are often recognized as the definitive lineup responsible for […]

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Vintage Gold: Guru — Jazz/Hip Hop Collaboration Still Sounds Just As Smooth 25 Years Later

Known best for fuzing Jazz and Hip Hop in a revolutionary, yet copacetic way, Keith Elam AKA Guru (Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal) had a knack for combining different styles of music as well as mastering socially conscious songwriting. Guru, who passed away in 2010, left a discography spanning decades that continues to inspire and entertain […]

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40 Most Influential Black Female Singers / Musicians
Most Influential Black Female Singers and Musicians

[UPDATED: February, 2021] Grimy Goods has a sensational playlist of the most influential black female singers and musicians. Spanning a variety of genres that include jazz, soul, rock, blues, indie, hip hop, pop, r&b, experimental, and yesteryear “girl groups” — this playlist features influential black female singers from modern cuts of music, as well as […]

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Win a Stax Records Music & Clothing Swag Bundle

Memphis’ legendary Stax Records have helped launch the careers of many prominent African American artists since their inception in 1959 and they continue to play an integral part in showcasing the immense musical talents of timeless artists such as Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Booker T & the MG’s, Wilson Pickett, and Staples Singers, just to […]