Playlist #3 – Celebrating Black History Month

Playlist #3 – Celebrating Black History Month

Please Note: This playlist is very long, so if you are listening to it in sections be sure to click on the playlist title on the player above to link to the NSK SoundCloud page. There you will be able to fast forward any sections you have already listened to.

In February of my second year university, I attended my first Black History Month concert which celebrated the achievements of Black artists from around the world.  Inspired by that idea, the playlist above is a selection of songs which celebrate the achievements of many artists, with regards to Black history Month. As always, the featured songs come directly from my vinyl collection.

Black History Month: Rapsody & MC Lyte Discuss Being a Woman of Color in Hip-Hop

?uestlove on Jackson 5 Shake Your Body Down (To The Ground)

?uestlove on J. Dilla

Set 1


1. Sinkane – Makin’ Time
2. Martha & The Vandellas – Can’t Get Used To Losing You
3. The Staple Singers – Let’s Do It Again
4. The Corsairs – Smokey Places
5. Brother Jack McDuff – Hot Barbeque
6. Candi Staton – In The Ghetto
7. Solomon Ilori & His Afro Drum Ensemble
8. Wayne Shorter – Speak No Evil

Set 2 

Grace Jones

1. Rufus – Once You Get Started
2. J. Dilla feat Pharoahe Monch – Love
3. Dee Dee Sharp – You Ain’t Nothin’ But A Nothin’
4. Grace Jones – Unlimited Capacity For Love
5. Madlib – Storm
6. Sarah Vaughan – What More Can A Woman Do?
7. Fela Kuti & The Africa ’70 feat. Ginger Baker – Black Man’s Cry

Set 3

Art Blakey

1. Aretha Franklin – I can’t Get No Satisfaction
2. Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – A Little Busy
3. Missy Elliott – Old School Joint
4. Shamir – Call It Off
5. Eddie Floyd – Knock On Wood
6. The Cardinals – Misirlou
7. Jackson 5 – Shake Your Body Down (To The Ground)

Set 4

1. Lou Rawls – Old Man’s Memories/It Was A Very Good Year/Growing Old Gracefully
2. Meshell Ndegeocello – Real Real
3. The Ad Libs – You’ll Always Be In Style
4. Francis Bebey – Wuma Te
5. The Meters – Cissy Strut
6. Queen Latifah – Ladies First
7. Destiney’s Child – Bills, Bills, Bills
8. Edwin Starr – Adios Senorita

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