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RE: Black History Month | from S&MJan 14 2003 - 16:08

I forgot Throwing Muses, Blacktop, Large Professor, the Bassholes, Andre Williams, D-Stroy, the Now Time Delegation, the Screws, Mr. Len, the Arsonists and Black-Eyed Peas.

RE: Black History Month | from poopJan 14 2003 - 15:51

try kepler, the dude is indian though so i guess he's kinda black ma man

RE: Black History Month | from susan331Jan 14 2003 - 12:07

*staring at ceiling and drooling*

RE: Black History Month | from defJan 14 2003 - 12:06




RE: Black History Month | from abcJan 14 2003 - 08:55

why is february black history month, and what do you mean by black?

RE: Black History Month | from JPJan 14 2003 - 08:45

I thought it was Senon??? He's a mean bass player!! Barry Adamson is fab. He played with Nick Cave for years but his solo stuff is well worth checking out.

RE: Black History Month | from farmcafeJan 14 2003 - 07:43

o.k. i know you want contemporary artists, but there's a couple classics to throw in...

john lee hooker (especially: "when my first wife left me," "Tupelo," & "Boogie chillin'"),

and howlin' wolf ("moanin' at midnight," & "evil").

that's good stuff and there's plenty of it. at least that's my two cents.

RE: Black History Month | from ABJan 14 2003 - 06:39

doesn't DAVE MATHEWS have a black drummer? ..there you go... okay, sorry.. gag...

but you could also include "c-clamp" in your list. they're somewhat "idaho-ish" and recent (mid-late 90's)...and would be appropriate for your show.

RE: Black History Month | from JBJan 14 2003 - 01:50

try Moss side story or Soul Murder.
kinda soundtracky...and while you're at it why don't you give Duke Ellington's "Anatomy of a murder" a listen. Some really great pieces..or Miles Davis' Ascenseur pour L'echafaud...another soundtrack from '57...tres haunting.

P.S. I've known Sinnan form Radar Bros. since 1971 (his oldest sister was my sisters best friend.

RE: Black History Month | from brianJan 13 2003 - 23:16

another great drummer who is black, is EARL HARVIN. he's from Dallas and use to play with Sly Stone back in the 70's when he was very young. he's quite respected not only locally but internationally. he recorded THE THE's NakedSelf cd and toured with them, then toured with the Psychedelic Furs last year. he also has had several bands: RUBBERBULLET being more like punk and the EARL HARVIN TRIO which is very cool jazz.

also, try MAZINGA PHASER. their guitarist was Wanz Dover.

COURSE OF EMPIRE had 2 drummers. one being Michael Jerome who was also in POP POPPINS.

RE: Black History Month | from Alex N.Jan 13 2003 - 20:46

Speaking of great black drummers, you could check out Andy Anderson on The Cure's 1984 album "The Top". Strange stuff.

RE: Black History Month | from Jeff B. Jan 13 2003 - 18:44

Schatzi has 2 black guys, they're a decent punk-pop band. Tricky is good too, not your prototypical hip hop. Massive Attack. Local H had a black drummer on their first 3 records...

RE: Black History Month | from christianJan 13 2003 - 17:56

bad brains, baby lemonade/rusty squeezebox, king's x

RE: Black History Month | from djJan 13 2003 - 17:22

Yeah, I'm after contemporary stuff, ideally music happening now, or at least in the last few years. There's an overwhelming amount of classic material which others play quite regularly. The foundations of the music we love were laid by black artists. It's always nice to turn people on to new stuff that they weren’t previously aware of; stuff that is criminally overlooked (like Idaho). Radar Bros is a good one and Chocolate Genius too. Keep them coming...

Thanks a bunch.

RE: Black History Month | from susan331Jan 13 2003 - 16:27

For contemporary stuff you could start with the Dirtbombs, the Radar Bros, Quannum, Me'Shell NdegéOcello, Spearhead, Ben Harper, Chocolate Genius, the BellRays, the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, and-- if you're feeling saucy-- the Negro Problem. If you want to work some classic material into your show there's always Curtis Mayfield, Sly and the Family Stone, Marvin Gaye, Parliament/Funkadelic, the Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Flash, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Erik B & Rakim, Ice Cube, Ice Cold, Ice-T, Mr. T...

RE: Black History Month | from adamJan 13 2003 - 14:11

swervedriver, tortoise

Recommendations? | from djJan 13 2003 - 12:26

As Feb. is Black History Month, I'm trying to think of some appropriate music to play on my upcoming shows on the local university radio station. I tend to play mellower indie rock/pop & post-rock, with all kinds of other stuff thrown in for good measure (a bit of rootsy stuff here, a bit of space-rock or edgy experimental electronica there). Idaho and many other artists mentioned on this board (some of whom I've discovered thanks to this board) get lot's of attention on my show. I’m not a big jazz fan and I can’t stand most hip-hop though I tend to like the more instrumental stuff (Shadow, Spooky, Krush, etc.). I would like to feature some good indie-pop/rock or post-rock or non-traditional music that's made by artists that happen to be black, and I'm having trouble finding some.

Any recommendations?

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