The History of African American Music in the 20th Century
One of the most revolutionary of all the African American musicians, Robert Johnson was one of the greatest blues artists to ever live, although he only lived to 27.
Considered the King of Soul, Sam Cooke was a soul singer from 1956 until his untimely death in 1964.
Stevie Wonder overcame the color barrier and the obstacle of being blind to become one of the greatest musicians of all time.
Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton was an influental blues and soul singer of the 1950's and 60's
Considered the greatest guitarist of all time, Jimi Hendrix revolutionized the way the electric guitar was played in the mid to late 60's.
Chuck Berry was one of the first true Rock n' Roll guitarists, and laid the groundwork for everyone after him.
Anthony Hamilton has been tragically overlooked in todays popular music, as a talented soul and R&B singer.
Tupac Shakur was a tragic martyr and pioneer of hip-hop music.