Black National Anthem, 2 (1990)

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Black National Anthem

For whatever reason, yesterday morning I may have spent over an hour watching different youtube versions of the Black National Anthem aka Lift Every Voice and Sing. I guess I was looking for that perfect version: one that wasn’t too fast, that was arranged in parts instead of just singing the basic melody, one that…

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Music History: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

The original “I Put a Spell on You” written in 1956, was performed like this over the next few decades (yea, the gimmick is ignorant, but enjoy the musical performance). He, along with many other black recording artists, were the pioneers of rock music.

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Today is the 46th Anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X.

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