Since 1979, the United States has set aside the month of June to appreciate the musical contributions of its African-American musicians, composers, singers, and songwriters.
Inspired to celebrate an enduring art form, Kenny Gamble, Ed Wright, and Dyana Williams pursued creating Black Music Month. Their efforts were backed up by generations of artists whose talents and skill built a foundation of musical ingenuity in America.
Kenneth Gamble and Leon A. Huff are an American songwriting and production team credited for developing the Philadelphia soul music genre (also known as Philly sound) of the 1970s. In addition to forming their own label, Philadelphia International Records, Gamble and Huff have written and produced 175 gold and platinum records, earning them an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Prince featuring The Time and Sheila E.
Aretha Franklin Sings “Amazing Grace”
The Godfather of Soul
Earth, Wind & Fire
Michael Jackson reunites with his brothers, The Jacksons (Live In Concert)
Honorable Mention – Larry Graham & Graham Central Station (Live in Concert)
Bobby Womack Live In D.C.
With this song, Lenny Williams gives one of the most soulful performances ever.
This is what Lenny looks like today.
Maysa Leak (Maysa)