The Favorite 'Black' Musical Artists Of This W.A.S.P.

A Listmania! list by highwayman-B (U.S.A and Canada)
The list author says: "If you enjoy rap and hiphop, you won't find any of your favorite performers here. This is a list of MUSIC artists(teehee). I also confess that I have only superficial interest and knowledge of jazz and blues, though I'm starting to explore the latter more. I enjoy Doo-Wop,Motown, R&B, and what used to be called 'Soul' moderately(all were VERY popular LONG before Michael Jackson), though no individual artist(s) enough to be included here.
There are those who may be critical of my commenting at all on 'black artists' specifically, as opposed to just including them in a discussion of musical artists in general(which I do in other Listmania). However, many of the same critics want to champion 'Black History Month'. I just think we should do both. Find reasons and categories for which to celebrate and praise the achievements of as many people we can whenever we can. (This does NOT include PRAISING the achievements of a kid who loses 48 to 3 in T-Ball...unless he created his team's 3 runs).
But for those who wish to be critical because of some racial
'perspective', I just want to say that one of the most annoying things on the planet is people(black or white) who go out of their way to try to show they are less racist or more culturally aware than others. Pretentious and pathetic.
So why am I doing this list?? First, making such lists is fun. Second, they organize my thoughts. Third, it beats doing a late income tax return on a hot summer night. Adios for now. Cheers!"
Very Best Of
1.  Very Best Of by Mills Brothers
The list author says:
  "My fave of their songs is DONUT AND A DREAM(Youtube), only on vinyl LP five years after their comeback hit CAB DRIVER. Add a collection of their biggest hits. I hear that Brian Wilson studied their harmonies in writing many Beach Boys songs. One reason why the Beach Boys are my favorite group perhaps???? See my BEST OF THE MILLS BROTHERS."
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Timeless
2.  Timeless by Lynda Randle
The list author says:
  "Terrific gospel artist. One of those rare CDs: a pleasure throughout.My favorites of her songs here: GOD ON THE MOUNTAIN,IF THE LORD WASN'T WALKING BY MY SIDE, DOWN AT THE CROSS, I'M FREE. Her other best CD: HYMNS.See my 'Christian Music For Those Who Often Find It Boring'."
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The Tattooed Heart
3.  The Tattooed Heart by Aaron Neville
The list author says:
  "Magical otherwordly voice. SO talented. Wish he chose more interesting songs. My fave is his version of Leonard Cohen's BIRD ON A WIRE, Christian lyrics added.But this is my fave CD of his. Like his covers of others' hits: NEVER CAN TELL,UNDER THE BOARDWALK,SAVE THE LAST DANCE,SUCH A NIGHT, I SAW THE LIGHT,WHY WORRY,RUBY BABY."
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The Best of Aaron Neville - The Christmas Collection: 20th Century Masters
4.  The Best of Aaron Neville - The Christmas Collection: 20th Century Masters by Aaron Neville
The list author says:
  "Excellent Christmas CD. LOUISIANA CHRISTMAS DAY, O HOLY
NIGHT, AVE MARIA, PLEASE COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS etc.  See my Listmania: Christmas Music For Those Who Find It Boring."
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Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964
5.  Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964 by Sam Cooke
The list author says:
  "I accidentally left Sam off this list for awhile. Not because I didn't think of him. Just because I thought I had included him and hadn't. Obviously so since I have him at #5. Not only his hits but several other albums of good songs, even gospel."
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That's All
6.  That's All by Sammy Davis Jr.
The list author says:
  "Only on vinyl, his album SAMMY DAVIS JR 'LIVE' AT THE COCONUT GROVE is my favorite 'LIVE' album. THAT'S ALL is good too, with some duplication of songs."
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Jump Up Calypso [Vinyl]
7.  Jump Up Calypso [Vinyl] by Harry Belafonte
The list author says:
  "The first musical artist who 'grabbed' me, just before the Beach Boys and the Tijuana Brass.(eclectic kid or what?) His politics are obnoxious, his interviews pretentiously pseudo-intellectual, but his early music was exhuberant. Soft husky voice but his UNcalypso efforts are often dreary."
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Fats Domino Jukebox: 20 Greatest Hits
8.  Fats Domino Jukebox: 20 Greatest Hits by Fats Domino
The list author says:
  "The artist from whom Chubby Checker derived his name.
MANY hits of the 50's and 60's.  His last was his version of the Beatles' Lady Madonna."
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Gold: Greatest Hits
9.  Gold: Greatest Hits by Boney M
The list author says:
  "MARY'S BOYCHILD/OH MY LORD is probably the most celebratory
Christian song ever on the pop charts. RIVER OF BABYLON
their most famous hit. FELIZ NAVIDAD good too."
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Whitney Houston - The Greatest Hits
10.  Whitney Houston - The Greatest Hits by Whitney Houston
The list author says:
  "I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU is one of the most heartbreaking
solos I know (See my 'Heartbreaking Songs' Listmania). She also does a fab version of JESUS LOVES ME together with it on a CD single."
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The Very Best Of Nat King Cole
11.  The Very Best Of Nat King Cole by Nat King Cole
The list author says:
  "The best collection is on vinyl: The Home Shoppe Nat King Cole Treasury. My fave songs of his: THAT SUNDAY THAT SUMMER, LOOKING BACK, SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY, NATURE BOY and then his famous hits."
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Pure Ella
12.  Pure Ella by Ella Fitzgerald
The list author says:
  "The music of her era doesn't have much appeal for me, but I enjoy her singing and admire her talent."
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The Best of Brook Benton: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection
13.  The Best of Brook Benton: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection by Brook Benton
The list author says:
  "Rainy Night In Georgia, Don't It Make You Wanna Go Home,
My Way, It's Just A Matter Of Time, and others."
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The Very Best of Roberta Flack
14.  The Very Best of Roberta Flack by Roberta Flack
The list author says:
  "My fave: IF EVER I SEE YOU AGAIN (written by Joe Brooks, who wrote You Light Up My Life). Also JESSE, and THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE and KILLING ME SOFTLY"
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Ultimate Hits Collection
15.  Ultimate Hits Collection by Johnny Mathis
The list author says:
  "My faves: I'M COMING HOME, 99 MILES FROM L.A., duet THE LAST TIME I FELT LIKE THIS. Then his many hits."
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Thirty-Six All-Time Favorites
16.  Thirty-Six All-Time Favorites by Dionne Warwick
The list author says:
  "HER many hits."
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Ladder of Success
17.  Ladder of Success by Ted Hawkins
The list author says:
  "WHO DO YOU LOVE is my favorite. Hawkins usually performed with only his guitar. Good double CD collection.(Note:track listed here as Chrystal Chandeliers is actually
Merle Haggard's 'Today I Started Loving You Again.'."
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Love You Most of All - More Songs From Venice Bch
18.  Love You Most of All - More Songs From Venice Bch by Ted Hawkins
The list author says:
  "Pretty good selections on this CD too."
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The Ultimate Collection
19.  The Ultimate Collection by Barry White
The list author says:
  "Not only his vocal hits, but also the instrumental hit LOVE THEME by Love Unlimited."
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Lighthouse Family - Greatest Hits (+2 Bonus Tracks)
20.  Lighthouse Family - Greatest Hits (+2 Bonus Tracks) by Lighthouse Family
The list author says:
  "Short-lived duo. My two faves: HIGH and 'I WISH'.
I WISH that the excellent lead singer TUNDE had more production or success since the 2004 split. A pity. His voice is easy on the ears."
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Sly & The Family Stone Greatest Hits
21.  Sly & The Family Stone Greatest Hits by Sly & The Family Stone
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20th Century Masters: The Best Of Chuck Berry (Millennium Collection)
22.  20th Century Masters: The Best Of Chuck Berry (Millennium Collection) by Chuck Berry
The list author says:
  "His many rock'n'roll hits, many of which he wrote himself."
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Definitive Drifters
23.  Definitive Drifters by The Drifters
The list author says:
  "Love their version of WHITE CHRISTMAS(also on the movie soundtrack HOME ALONE). Plus: Under The Boardwalk, Up On The Roof, On Broadway, Save The Last Dance, Saturday Night At The Movies."
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Thriller, 25th Anniversary Edition
24.  Thriller, 25th Anniversary Edition by Michael Jackson
The list author says:
  "No doubt the most influential music artist of the past 3 decades. A great dancer and even if he didn't invent the Moonwalk, he made it more stylish and famous. But I'm just a moderate fan of his music."
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The Definitive Collection
25.  The Definitive Collection by Stevie Wonder
The list author says:
  "2 more icons near the bottom of my list. Both had songs I like, but despite their voices, rather than because of them. Stevie is especially shrill and squeaky.My faves: I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU, PART TIME LOVER, FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE."
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Genius: The Ultimate Collection
26.  Genius: The Ultimate Collection by Ray Charles
The list author says:
  "Another irritating sharp voice, but some hits I like despite it: AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL,YOU DON'T KNOW ME, HIT THE ROAD JACK, I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU."
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Gold
27.  Gold by Supremes
The list author says:
  "Pretty hard not to like their several catchy hits."
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Essential Lou Rawls
28.  Essential Lou Rawls by Lou Rawls
The list author says:
  "Deep rich pleasant voice but can't say I find much of his material especially memorable."
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Ultimate Collection
29.  Ultimate Collection by Commodores
The list author says:
  "Ditto for Lionel Richie.THREE TIMES A LADY, NIGHTSHIFT, STILL, EASY. His pleasing voice led to several solo hits after he left the Commodores."
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The Best of Dinah Washington - 20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection
30.  The Best of Dinah Washington - 20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection by Dinah Washington
The list author says:
  "Just like Ella above, her style and material pre-date my interest. But I was attracted by her appealing RELAX MAX
song on the Hilton Hotel ads. Overplayed for a year and recently released AGAIN !!!!"
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Definitive Collection
31.  Definitive Collection by Louis Armstrong
The list author says:
  "Jazz great who also had a few pop hits: Hello Dolly, and
What A Wonderful World."
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Very Best of
32.  Very Best of by Nancy Wilson (Jazz)
The list author says:
  "HOW GLAD I AM is probably my favorite. GUESS WHO I SAW TODAY was a minor hit from Eydie Gorme. Several classic standards on this collection."
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Tea For Two: Stride Piano Duets Live In Toronto, 1966
33.  Tea For Two: Stride Piano Duets Live In Toronto, 1966 by Willie 'The Lion' Smith
The list author says:
  "Two fine jazz pianists."
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The Lionel Hampton Quintet
34.  The Lionel Hampton Quintet by Lionel Hampton
The list author says:
  "Jazz vibraphonist, collaborated well with Benny Goodman."
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Count Basie's Finest Hour
35.  Count Basie's Finest Hour by Count Basie
The list author says:
  "Pianist and jazz giant."
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The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery
36.  The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery by Wes Montgomery
The list author says:
  "Title is self-explanatory."
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Hello Stranger: Best of
37.  Hello Stranger: Best of by Barbara Lewis
The list author says:
  "Her two biggest hits were HELLO STRANGER and BABY I'M YOURS."
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The Best Of Joe & Eddie
38.  The Best Of Joe & Eddie by Joe & Eddie
The list author says:
  "I liked these guys. Their mini-stardom didn't last long. Their biggest hit was MEETIN' HERE TONIGHT, which I liked."
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Mama Africa: The Very Best of Miriam Makeba
39.  Mama Africa: The Very Best of Miriam Makeba by Miriam Makeba
The list author says:
  "Brief popularity. A 'discovery' of Harry Belafonte. She toured with him for awhile. A different, exotic musical experience but her voice was too sharp and piercing for prolonged listening. Best song: RING BELL."
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