Wednesday, December 30, 2009

1001 Albums You Must Hear....artists of colour

...or color if you are Merikan.

Most of the discussion so far has been about white artists - with Stevie and Jimi the notable exceptions. What other artists of colour make it onto the list?

Miles Davis and Stevie Wonder lead the charge with four entries each. No real surprise there - other than why the numbers weren't higher.

With three entries we have:
  • Bob Marley;
  • Marvin Gaye;
  • Michael Jackson;
  • Prince; and
  • Jimi Hendrix.

Now there is seven artists (altogether) I could live with.

Now it really opens up. With two entries each are:
  • A Tribe Called Quest;
  • Aretha Franklin;
  • Barry Adamson (gotta find our more about him);
  • Curtis Mayfield;
  • Fela Kuti;
  • Funkadelic
  • Ice Cube;
  • Isaac Hayes;
  • Love;
  • Massive Attack;
  • Missy Elliot;
  • Muddy Waters;
  • Outkast;
  • Public Enemy;
  • Ray Charles;
  • Run-DMC;
  • Sly & The Family Stone
  • The Temptation.
This is a great list - with plenty of diversity. My only problem is with the number - 26 artists, out of a total of 299 with more than one entry. Less than 10% - I don't think so..

1 comment:

  1. I'd like to see "1001 R'n'B, Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, Rap, Reggae and Afro Albums You Must Hear Before You Die".