Bye bye, Lady Bo. http://ultimateclassicrock.com/lady-bo-dies/
“I´m Looking For a Woman”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWbbnzMmR3M
Peggy Jones, later known as Lady Bo, was an innovative and expressive
guitarist who was an original part of Bo Diddley’s sound from 1957 to
1962 and influential in her own songwriting and musical endeavors
Although there is no obituary currently published, a few
hours ago today, Ponderosa Stomp Foundation—an
annual music festival taking place in New Orleans, LA—who hosted Lady
Bo in 2011 announced her death.
A few days prior, husband and bass
player Wally Malone wrote on his Facebook page, “Today is one of the
saddest days of my life. My wife and partner of 47 Years has been called
up to that great rock & roll band in the heavens to be reunited
with Bo Diddley, Jerome Green and Clifton James”.
Peggy Jones played a
pivotal role in rock and roll and remained a main source of inspiration
for hundreds of musicians to follow. Her immense dedication, passion and
talent will forever be remembered and influential in the history of
Rest in peace Lady Bo. We love you. [Read More]
Hello! I’m mariah and from philly. Here’s my music.
Graces Jones in NYC (1978)
Black creative geniuses like Sister Rosetta Tharpe is why it hurts me that BLACK PEOPLE think Rock & Roll is “white people music.” We invented all of it. Rock & Roll is so Black that white people drained every drop of Blackness out of it and called what remained Metal. That’s how much Rock & Roll is Black music.
Don’t let white people and their “Elvis created Rock & Roll” nonsense fool you. Rock & Roll IS Black music. Even if it’s not your cup of tea, don’t deny or forget that it’s OURS.
I never knew this
even what is known as metal is derived from Jimi Hendrix
And punk is sourced from a band called Death, who existed 7 years prior to the Ramones
Can’t music just be everyone’s I listen to every type of music I don’t worry about what’s mine and what’s not mine it’s just music man.
In a perfect world, yes. However this is far from a perfect world and when the lie that is perpetuated about your people is that you have not contributed anything of value to this country or to society at large, it’s time to start GRABBING our credit from those who would belittle and erase us.
To quote the great Maya Angelou “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.”
The point was not that music can’t be for everyone, or listened to anyone. The point is that credit should go to where credit is due. The problem is that racism very often leads to white people stealing (whether intentionally or no) the credit for certain things from people of color. Were and are there quite a few influential and innovative white people in rock music? Yes, however, it is important to remember that they were not the ones who invented the genre in the first place, that they were and are merely building upon a black invention.
PONKERAS MAKING WHITE BOYS IN THE BAY CRY.
(Taken at Fed Up Fest Fundraiser and Manic Relapse)
Photos by Oscar Gutierrez
The Atomic Tanlines
Allysa Lowe from The Atomic Tanlines
The Skins at AFROPUNK FEST – Killer / Surf / Black Skinhead
The Skins perform “Dead Hands” at AFROPUNK FEST
Got some killer shows coming up. Stay tuned.
Indian Larry’s 12th Annual Grease Monkey Block Party. Brooklyn, Sept. 2015.
Samson – V.V. Brown