So, I wrote a book call. The thread provided a list of 20 or so Black female artists, hailing from all genres, for you to check out in As sometime lead singer and bassist for an ensemble group not strictly fronted by anyone, Gordon might not be one of the first '80s women rockers to come to mind when brainstorming this topic. Posted by Larisha Paul 9 months ago. The first major blues and jazz singer on record and one of the most powerful of all time, Bessie Smith rightly earned the title of "The Empress of the Blues.
As a child in Springfield, Ohio, John Legend grew up in a family of church musicians, with Legend taking on vocals and the piano. Jett has also managed to blend an undeniably sexy feminity with an aggressive image and approach usually reserved for the testosterone-heavy lineups of the majority of hard rock bands. And that only makes sense because even before going solo, she reigned as the top Supreme with 12 number one hits. Atlanta-based songstress, Mereba is a master of many trades. Since then she has continued to produce beautiful compositions.
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I pretty much turned down every session that was asked of me after that because I had really no desire to just be out writing music for people. As probably the biggest dark horse on this list, Scandal frontwoman and solo artist Patty Smyth rarely receive the credit she deserves for being a major '80s rock presence. Yet his sound and the textures of his music came to define a decade for future generations, with his posthumously released " Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay" becoming a No. In a year like , there may be more Black female artists than ever before. These African-American actors and actresses have played characters that transported us to worlds far, far away. As a solo artist, Diana Ross is one of the most successful female singers of the rock era. Fair warning: You're about to enter a place of extreme '90s nostalgia.
However, her band's contributions and continuous influence make a strong argument for Gordon's presence in this particular conversation. Gaye's wish to take his artistry in a more provocatively conscious direction was evidenced with the ethereal, layered album What's Going On. Donna Summer's title as the "Queen of Disco" wasn't mere hype. Maybe you're one of the millions of Beyonce fans. Turner is the Queen of Rock… and the Queen of Legs.