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The BEST of Black America

Lee J. Garrington "Lee"
 
What's Going On
What's Going On
"Marvin Gaye - a tortured genius, who when truely expressing himself created this.  The greatest album of all time"
Musical Massage
Musical Massage
"This sexy soul masterpiece is one of the greatest Motown albums and relatively unknown.  A serious talent and a great album cover!"
Giant Steps
Giant Steps
"Coltrane defines Hard Hop on this one.  Intense, passionate music with the languid and beautiful 'Naima' in the middle of the mealstrom."
Timepeace
Timepeace
"An legend in the 70s to those who know, Terry returned in the 90s with the best album of his career.  Has been known to reduce me to tears.  Gloriously uplifting Soul music"
Bitches Brew
Bitches Brew
"How do you only pick one album from the greatest musician of all time?  Try this - the definition of Jazz Rock fusion.  One for those who like to get deep."
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
"The original rebel force that is Public Enemy.  The first 4 albums are all classics.  They changed music and make most mainstream Hip-Hop artists today sound like the muppets they are."
Howlin' Wolf / Moanin' In The Moonlight
Howlin' Wolf / Moanin' In The Moonlight
"If you own only one Blues album make it this one.  A huge man in every sense and respected by the likes of The Rolling Stones and Led Zep."
The Ultimate Collection
The Ultimate Collection
"Not black, not American and not average.  They made some of the funkiest music of the 70s and are still playing live."
More Songs About Food & Revolutionary Art
More Songs About Food & Revolutionary Art
"Electronic music which is deeply soulful.  People who think Techno is bad music aint heard this!"
Song For My Father
Song For My Father
"Definitive early Hard-Bop album from a man who is still making great music today after all these decades.  Horace is a true legend."
Her Chess Years: Featuring The Gems And Rotary Collection
Her Chess Years: Featuring The Gems And Rotary Collection
"One of the greatest voices in Soul who died far too young.  'Les Fleur' The Anthology contains her best work but check her earlier stuff here."
The Low End Theory
The Low End Theory
"The Dons!  ATCQ's early album represent some of the greatest Hip-Hop ever.  Fantastic rhymes and production every time."
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
"Outkast are a rare thing.  Innovative and hugely popular.  The most important band in the world today."
The Complete Atomic Basie
The Complete Atomic Basie
"I though I didnt like Big Band Jazz but then I heard Basie.  Here is a classic mixture of explosive dancefloor Jazz and slower swinging numbers.  A great man"
Black on Both Sides
Black on Both Sides
"Outstanding Hip-Hop music from an intelligent and conscious modern day poet.  A new album please Mos!"
Amplified
Amplified
"See above.  Another man in Hip-Hop who has always been ahead of the pack."
Rudiments: The Billy Cobham Anthology
Rudiments: The Billy Cobham Anthology
"A powerhouse of a drummer.  Here is some of his most thunderous and heavily funky Jazz fusion.  The antithesis of Kenny G lite."
Head Hunters
Head Hunters
"Herbie's massive funky Jazz moster.  Up there with Miles as one of the most creative musicians ever and still going strong."
Members Don't Git Weary
Members Don't Git Weary
"Another legendary Jazz drummer.  A seriously tight album of spiritual jazz which is also very accessible"
Quest
Quest
"This is how Electro should sound.  Mysterious, alien and funky.  The infamous sound of the Detroit underground"
Funcrusher Plus
Funcrusher Plus
"Music to blow your head clean off!  The most incendiary Hip-Hop album ever.  Complete undergound classic for those hardcore moments!"
In the Jungle Groove
In the Jungle Groove
"Some of the Godfathers funkiest tracks.  That means some of the funkiest tracks ever created.  Sitting down to this is not an option,"
Thriller
Thriller
"Micheal at the peak of his powers and the biggest album ever.  This and Off The Wall are 2 of the most greatest pop albums ever made."
Speak No Evil
Speak No Evil
"Wayne Shorter - a Sax God!  A consistently great Jazz musician right up to today."
Perception
Perception
"Modern day afro-centric soul music and beyond.  See them live and get uplifted with the positivity!"