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June Is Black Music Month

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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.

You can learn more about Gamble and Huff by clicking here to visit their official website.

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)

Brian Culbertson

Honorable Mention – Larry Graham & Graham Central Station (Live in Concert)

Bobby Womack Live In D.C.

Lenny Williams

With this song, Lenny Williams gives one of the most soulful performances ever.

This is what Lenny looks like today.

Lenny Williams2

Maysa Leak (Maysa)

Click here to watch other classic performances by Charlie Wilson, Chanté Moore, Larry Graham, Marcus Miller, etc.

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