Know any black rock/punk/alternative bands?
I like these genres and I've noticed I mainly follow all-white or all-asian bands (with a few diverse bands in there) and artists. I'm trying to expand my listening and support black artists.
Thanks to the people who helped!
- pianomanLv 71 month ago
Why does skin color matter? Did you know that Chuck Berry and Little Richard were pioneers of Rock and Roll? Record companies led people to believe that that genre was started by white artists.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Hell, yeah! Have you seen the documentary titled "A Band Called Death"?
- 1 month ago
I'd recommend checking out the 1960's psychedelic rock group called Love. Very influential in the history of rock music. Two of the five band members were black.
Chuck Berry is known as one of the pioneers of the rock genre, and I've heard many refer to him as the real king of rock.
Jimi Hendrix, no introduction needed.
Stevie Wonder, no introduction needed.
Little Richard, an absolute legend.
Two 90's British rock bands are Skunk Anansie and Morcheeba with black female lead vocalists.
Massive Attack is a contemporary band, most famous for "Teardrop", featured in the opening theme of the series House M.D.
Gary Clark Jr. is a contemporary rock musician. Very talented and great guitarist- I saw him open for the Rolling Stones.
Lenny Kravitz is a well known, influential rock musician.
Robert Finley (contestant on last year's America Got Talent).
- marsLv 71 month ago
Check out the -proto punk/rock- band Death (orig. '71-'77).
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- SarcastatronLv 71 month ago
Well you know Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Slash, Lenny Kravitz, Living Colour etc. And if you don't? Well you do now, so off to YouTube/Spotify/Lastfm with you.
But for the styles you're after(Was gonna add links but Yahoo ain't havin' that, for some odd reason)?
And a few non/punk/alt rock.
Animals As Leaders
Pinnick Gales Pridgen
Unlocking The Truth
But if there's one person that's deserves the most the most appreciation it's Sister Rosetta Tharpe. It's insane how little known she is.
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- HurricainLv 71 month ago
Living Color was one that really rocked.
- ch3m15tryLv 51 month ago
Eklatanz from Heretoir (but it seems clear, I never met him, he is German and I don't know his origins) for sure. Perhaps you may be more interested in the third album, "The Circle", which embraces more post-rock, and also has clean vocals, compared to his other albums, more metal.
- phatzwaveLv 71 month ago
Support music, it isn't a skin color anon.
- Staap ItLv 71 month ago
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Keziah Jones (I suggest the BluFunk is a Fact album)
Gary Clark Jr.
Trombone Shorty (New Orleans, check out the Austin City Limits show)
Of course do not forget Jimi Hendrix (one of my all time favs)
Esperanza Spading (certainly a genius. Sophisticated Jazz)
WAR (an OUTSTANDING band)
Sly & The Family Stone
I am a HUGE fan of a GREAT Hammond B3 player. These are old, very old but WOW
Eddie Lockjaw Davis - (Shirley Scott playing the B3) I suggest his Cookbook. 3 CDs
Jimmy McGriff is funky on the B3. (Try his Electric Funk Album)
Otto Williams Playing that badasss Bass Line
Trombone Shorty & Oleans Avenue (Austin City Limits show)