No one decides to sing the blues: if blues is in you, it has to come out. Blues is one of the few genres of music to inspire other art forms, from plays, paintings, and essays to the poetry of current... [more]

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MUSIC, Blues, Pop Music, Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Improvised, Nina Simone
by Troy
Behold, she who is…Nina Simone. Nina Simone’s artistry is so vast and expansive that it is often difficult for people to categorize her. She is generally lumped into Jazz, but I put her in the get-inside-you-and-make-you-jive category. Nina Simone is and I think always will be one of my favorite artists - true, passionate, talented, and troubled. Below are some of my favorite Nina Simone songs and performances. And the very last video, an interview where you can get a sense of Simone's passion..."If I had my way, I'd've been a killer!"
No one drives a funky beat like Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Booker T. Jones. King of the Hammond B-3 organ, he set the foundation of soul music in the ’60 as leader of the MGs, the original house band
Africa is home to many diverse and captivating styles of music. What follows is my own personal picks of African musicians who I feel people should know about. This is by no means and exhaustive list; there are many other great

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