Nona Hendryx on black women & rock music

fuckyeahlabelle-blog:
From an Interview w/BRM:

In terms of what you were [just] saying…  it’s not that easy for black women to be accepted doing hard rock. I was wondering how it was for you thirty years ago when you were doing that. Did you run up against any obstacles at the time?

“Many obstacles and the obstacles were on both sides of the street, the white side of the street, in terms of, this is not your music, which I felt was not true because I’m from Chuck Berry and Little Richard. Rock comes from there. And from the black side, well, you know, you were more acceptable if you were doing R&B or funk, but even funk was not acceptable. R&B was more acceptable. I did get that from the business side, not from the audience. That’s where you had these categories that you’re supposed to fit into, and if you don’t, then they don’t know what to do with you.”

Mother’s Finest to be honored: Atlanta band to be inducted into Georgia Music Hall of Fame

Mother’s Finest to be honored: Atlanta band to be inducted into Georgia Music Hall of Fame
blackrockandrollmusic:

News Article: “Film. The Legendary Betty Davis Gets the Biopic Treatment with ‘Nasty Gal.’”

superselected:

Film. The Legendary Betty Davis Gets the Biopic Treatment with ‘Nasty Gal.’

8tracks #BlackWomenInRock playlist

blackwomeninrock:

Check out this playlist on @8tracks: Black Women In Rock playlist (blackwomeninrock.info) by jaleesa-l.

New songs added! This playlist is sourced from my own personal collection, so I can basically only add songs I’ve bought lol. Check it out!

Betty Davis

wildseedculturalgroup:

Last night Joi took me to see Fishbone on Betty Davis’ birthday. Here she is with her good friend and leader of the band, fucking Angelo Moore. Legendary punk funk God and Goddess. Black rock royalty. (at The Federal Bar – Long Beach)

Betty Davis

oyinhandmade:

The incredible Ms. Betty Davis: funk/rock trailblazer.1973, Howard University homecoming #bettydavis #naturalhair #slay #afropunk #blackgirlmagic #beauty http://ift.tt/2akOo7C

Shea Rose and Joyce Kennedy

divalocity:

Two of my favorites…Shea Rose and the legendary Joyce Kennedy. Rock on ladies!

Joyce Kennedy

thelivingsociety:

One of my all time heroes, Ms. Baby Jean.

Lead Singer of US Funk Rock Super Group MOTHERS FINEST.

(via Mothers Finest « Unsung Heroes)