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Black Innovation - White Appropriation - Racial Segregation. Just a short explanation on why the enormous contributions black musicians, singers, and songwriters have made to music the world knows as American music, have nearly been forgotten.
Sorry, over 200 artists are missing. Just can't fit them all.
Faye Adams, Eddy Arnold, Ernestine Allen, Eddy Arnold, Albert Ayler, Pearl Bailey,
Lavern Baker, Hank Ballad,Brooke Benton, Big Maybelle, Billy & Lilly, Beverly Brenner,
James Brown, Maxine Brown, Nappy Brown, Ruth Brown, Eric Burdon & the Animals,
Solomon Burke, Jerry Butler, Shirley Caesar, Savannah Churchill, Dee Clark, Clovers,
Nat "King" Cole, Cookies, Crew-Cuts, Joey Dee & the Starlighters, Varetta Dillard, Drifters,
Du Droppers, Billy Eckstine, Shirley Ellis, Joe Erskine, Five Keys, Five Willows,
Frankie Floyd, D.D. Ford, Four Knights, Four Preps, Aretha Franklin, Irma Franklin,
Jane Froman, Roy Gaines, Don Gardner, Georgia Gibbs, Dizzy Gillespie,
Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Buddy Greco, Ellerine Harding, Harptones, Winonie Harris,
Wilbert Harrison, Al Hibbler, Faith Hill, Linda Hopkins, Jamie Horton, Ivory Joe Hunter,
Dee Irwin, Chris Issak, Chuck Jackson,Wanda Jackson,Etta James, Damita Jo,
Little Willie John, Jimmy Jones, Louis Jordan, Earl King, Eartha Kitt, Julius La Rosa,
Herb Lance, Annie Laurie, Brenda Lee, Peggy Lee, Barbara Lewis, Gloria Lynne,
Jackie "Moms" Mabley, Manfred Mann, Tommy Mara, Johnny Mathis, Clyde McFatter,
Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Lil McKenzie, Joe Medlin, Bette Midler, Haley Mills,
Ella Mae Morse, Ricky Nelson, Johnny Nocturn Band, Dorothy Norwood, Roy Orbison,
Patti Page, Les Paul & Mary Ford, Persuasions, Esther Phillips (a.k.a. Little Esther),
Platters, Elvis Presley, Lloyd Price, Arthur Prysock, Tito Puente, Johnny Ray, Irene Reid,
Debbie Reynolds, Johnny Rivers, Sylvia Robinson, Tito Rodriquez, Linda Ronstadt,
Diana Ross & the Supremes, David Ruffin, Jimmy Ruffin, Otis Rush, Jimmy Rushing,
Tommy Sands, Freddie Scott,Jimmy Scott, Joe Seneca, Del Shannon, Shirells, Shirley & Lee, ]Joe Simon, Ronnie Spector, Spencer Davis Group,Bruce Springsteen, Jo Stafford, Dakota Staton, Billy Stewart, Gene Summers, James Taylor, Joe Tex, Irma Thomas, Thrillers, Thunderbirds, Toys, Big Joe Turner, Ike & Tina Turner, Titus Turner, Sarah Vaughan,
Bobby Vee, Eddie "Clean Head" Vinson, Violent Femmes, Dinah Washington,
Justine "Baby" Washington,Otis Williams & His Charms, Jackie Wilson, Steve Winwood,
and so many, many more.
The most valuable record in existence is thought to be a recording made by the Quarrymen, before they were the Beetles. Written by Paul McCartney, the song is called "In Spite of All the Danger". McCartney has admitted it was influenced by early Elvis, but never names a specific song. Several musicologists have identified the song as "Trying to Get to You", written by Rose Marie McCoy and Charlie Singleton. Listen to both songs and you'll see why. The original recording of the song has been called the most valuable record in existence, being valued at 100,000 pounds. And the ten copies McCartney made to give as presents, are each valued at 10,000 pounds. Sounds like a copyright infringement case to me. What do you think?
FYI 1 pound = 1.3 US dollars.