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sing4peace Favorite Songs by Black Singers/Groups (151* d) RE: Favorite Songs by Black Singers/Groups 19 Sep 09

A partial list of songs in my repertoire that I learned from the singing of Black Singers/Groups:

Billie Holiday: Them There Eyes, God Bless the Child, All of Me, It's a Sin To Tell A Lie, Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
Bessie Smith: Oh Daddy
Ray Charles: Funny, But I Still Love You, Georgia on My Mind
Sam Cooke - You Send Me, Since I Fell For You
The Ink Spots - I Don't Want To Set the World On Fire, Java Jive
The Freedom Singers - This Little Light of Mine, Hold On, Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round, I'm On My Way, Wade in the Water
Betty Fikes especially on - Up Over My Head
Mississippi John Hurt - My Creole Belle
Huddie Ledbetter- Midnight Special, Good Night Irene
Sweet Honey In The Rock - More Than A Paycheck, We Who Believe in Freedom
Louis Armstrong - A Kiss To Build A Dream On
Tracy Chapman - Behind the Wall
Rev. Frederick Douglas Kirkpatrick - Ain't I A Woman Too?
Dinah Washington - I'll Never Be Free, Salty Papa Blues, Ain't Misbehavin', Please Send Me Someone To Love, Stormy Weather
William Handy - St. Louis Blues

Of course there are a kazillion more that I love, but those are some of the ones I play.

Great thread. Looking forward to a rainy afternoon when I can check out all of the links you put up. Thanks for all that work.


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