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Interracial Groups From The Fifties and Sixties

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In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 5:36:01 AM PDT
Alan Start says:
with the help of john hammond.....

Posted on May 18, 2012 5:51:52 AM PDT
Doug Sahm's band, I believe.

Posted on May 18, 2012 7:35:24 AM PDT
Working Man says:
Free. I believe Andy Fraser the bassist was of mixed race. I believe he may have been part Jamaican but I am not sure.

Posted on May 18, 2012 8:33:15 AM PDT
Chazzzbo says:
Dave Brubeck Quartet

Posted on May 18, 2012 8:44:40 AM PDT
John Lamb says:
Pacific Gas & Electric
Sly & The Family Stone
Chambers Brothers

(when I was a kid, I swore that Creedence Clearwater Revival had to be...)

Posted on May 18, 2012 9:07:42 AM PDT
The Foundations

Posted on May 18, 2012 5:21:46 PM PDT
Captain says:
The Reed McClintock Jazz Band

Posted on May 18, 2012 5:38:29 PM PDT
Love was a total oversight on my part - please excuse me while I have a self-flagellating 'grr' moment...

Posted on May 18, 2012 10:23:57 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 18, 2012 10:32:47 PM PDT
How about Electric Flag?

Goin' back a way Eddie Lang and Lonnie Johnson. Two incredible guitar players of mixed races. Lots of cool instrumental duets.

How about the Myna Birds with Neil Young, Richy Fury, and Rick James from the mid sixties?

Little Feat was another and so was Thin Lizzy and Taj Mahals band too.

Also from the sixties Tower Of Power and Cold Blood. And the Doobie Brothers too.

Also all of Herbie Manns configurations goin' way back.

Posted on May 18, 2012 11:12:13 PM PDT
chazpres says:
The International Sweethearts of Rhythm was an integrated all-female swing band from the early to mid-1940s. The U.S. band was made up of mostly black women but also included a couple whites, Latinos and an Asian-American.

I don't know if this really counts, but I've seen clips of Chuck Berry in the 1950s with an all-white backing band. At least while performing in France and in his film "Go Johnny Go". Did he tour at that time in the U.S. with a white band as well? I believe Charley Pride had all white session musicians on his records beginning in the mid-1960s. Not to mention the Muscle Shoals rhythm section backing Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin around the same time.

Posted on May 19, 2012 5:14:07 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 19, 2012 5:15:19 AM PDT

The group's biggest hits include "Baby, Now That I Found You" (1967) and "Build Me Up, Buttercup" (1968).

Posted on May 25, 2012 9:09:30 AM PDT
dolphyfan says:
The Blue Notes, and the band they evolved into, The Brotherhood of Breath, were inter-racial jazz groups formed in the 1960's, in apartheid South Africa! So severe was the governmental and cultural backlash against them that almost all of the musicians, independently, exiled themselves. By 1970 or so, most had found their way to London where a newly reconfigured Brotherhood of Breath was joined by the leading exponents of British free jazz (Evan Parker, John Surman, Harry Beckett, etc.)

Posted on May 25, 2012 12:10:48 PM PDT
Johnny Otis' Band all through it's history.

Posted on May 25, 2012 12:36:05 PM PDT
Del Vikings - one of the first!

Posted on May 25, 2012 1:03:49 PM PDT
stevign says:
~ Interracial Groups From The Fifties and Sixties ~


In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2012 1:11:18 PM PDT
stevign says:
The Brotherhood of Breath.....Great band. They have that Abdullah Ibrahim sound to 'em.

Posted on May 26, 2012 4:09:02 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 26, 2012 6:13:30 PM PDT
This is an early one ...The Crests, a doo-wop group in the late 50's and early 60's.

Their hits include Sixteen Candles, The Angels Listened In, and Step By Step.

Posted on May 26, 2012 4:19:52 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 26, 2012 4:47:46 PM PDT
robort says:
Arthur Lee (March 7, 1945 - August 3, 2006) was the frontman, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of the Los Angeles rock band Love, best known for the critically acclaimed 1967 album, Forever Changes or Da Capo. Various tracks: "Alone Again Or" "Orange Skies" "She Comes In Colors" "Revelation" etc., etc, etc.
It's often said that a band is or was "way ahead of it's time." Love is a prime example of a band that was living and breathing some where beyond it's time.
Although Arthur Lee has passed on, his music laid in vinyl remains in distrubution on CD today, and will continue in time - most likely - much longer than you or I.

Posted on May 26, 2012 5:49:39 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 26, 2012 6:12:48 PM PDT
7 & 7 IS says:
And kudos also to Baby Lemonade, an interracial group, who became Love in '93-up until Arthur Lee was no longer able to perform, providing him a wonderful backing band for him to make his unbelievably great and miraculous comeback minus those six years they stole from us

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 12:06:28 PM PDT
Steelers fan says:
"Inter-ethnic" might be a better term for Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66, with Chicagoan Lani Hall as lead singer. Ms. Hall didn't even speak Portuguese.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 12:08:44 PM PDT
Steelers fan says:
The Beach Boys featured Blondie Chaplin for awhile; Chaplin sang lead on "Sail On, Sailor".

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 12:09:47 PM PDT
Steelers fan says:
That was in the Seventies, though.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 12:12:40 PM PDT
Steelers fan says:
Lawrence Welk had Art Duncan, but I think he only let him tap dance. Ha ha.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 12:15:31 PM PDT
Steelers fan says:
Don't forget the Rat Pack. Despite their friendship, Sinatra would also direct racist epithets and insults at Sammy Davis, Jr. Davis put up with it.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 12:22:11 PM PDT
Steelers fan says:
Toronto's Mynah Birds (1964-67) never put out an album. Members included Neil Young and Bruce Palmer, later in Buffalo Springfield, and, interestingly, the late funkmaster Rick James.
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