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The Black Roots Of Rock And Roll: Part 2

The Black Roots Of Rock And Roll: Part 2

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Playlist

  • LL Cool J, "Mama Said Knock You Out"
  • Sly & The Family Stone, "Trip to Your Heart"
  • Love, "Alone Again Or"
  • Funkadelic, "Hit It and Quit It"

Throughout February, music journalist John Morrison is helping World Cafe celebrate Black History Month with a series called The Black Roots of Rock and Roll. He'll dig into how black artists invented and subsequently influenced rock, decade by decade.

The series continues today with Morrison shining a spotlight on black rock innovators from the '60s and '70s, including Sly & The Family Stone, George Clinton and more.

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