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StreetcredMusic: Black History Month, The Music I Grew Up With.

February, the shortest month of the year chosen by the powers/to/be as
.......Black History month. Take what you want from that.
Here is some of the music I grew up with in the South Bronx, NYC

Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers:
Frankie grew up just a few blocks from me, he was a Giant to the street kids.
He fell victim to the vultures of the record industry and his addictions, which lead to his tragic end.

The Teenagers were one of only a few groups of that time to have their music played on white radio networks, and of course only in cities like NY, Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland.

        Video:: No 1 hit "Why Do Fools Fall In Love"


Bo Diddley;
This video says it all: Bo: Kings of Rock & Roll 

Bo Diddley
 I am so lucky to have seen these GR8 performers in small venues in the Bronx and Harlem.
The energy they they generated at their shows was as tangible as sunlight.

Here's a show I was at live in Vegas 1965. The greatest sounds ever made by a group of musicians...
anytime any place were made by Count Basie, and his band. Directed here by Quincy Jones, Basie at piano, and the vocalist is the man who broke the racial barrier in Las Vegas, 'Ole Blue Eyes'

   ... Enjoy the video: Basie and Sinatra at the Sands

Quincy, Basie, Sinatra

 “I had no idea that history was being made. I was just tired of giving up.” -- Rosa Parks

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