SOURCE: Rolling Stone
Betty Davis, Pioneering Queen of Funk, Dies at 77
Her brief marriage to jazz great Miles Davis and ultimate withdrawal from the music business have overshadowed Betty Davis's legacy as a songwriter and performer with lasting influence beyond her album sales.
SOURCE: Black Perspectives
Sounds of Freedom: The Music of Black Liberation
Shana Redmond and Rickey Vincent discuss their research, which deals with the ways that musical expression has been integrated into the politics of Black freedom in different moments (and different musical styles, including the Black Panther Party's own funk band).
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