Back with another Black Music Month post!
This week, I decided to dedicate a post to the musical pioneers and innovators from the 1950s through the 1970s. I choose to go with the men and women who blazed a trail for Black entertainers of today while laying the foundation for today’s music. In the process, I decided to highlight some groups from the time period. I drew inspiration from constellations, heaven and the sky to tribute these true icons and legends. I also used the post to highlight some legends we’ve lost in recent years.
Just like my previous posts on Hip-Hop, I will showcase my sources while giving a peek into my process.
Here are my source images:
Chuck BerryCurtis MayfieldDiana RossDionne WarwickDonna SummerJackie WilsonJames Brown
Jimi HendrixLittle RichardMarvin GayeMary Wells
Miles DavisNat King ColeNatalie Cole
Nina SimoneRay CharlesRick JamesRuth BrownSam Cooke
Sammy Davis, Jr.Stevie WonderTeddy Pendergrass
If you want to see the final result, check out my Instagram! Until next time, be your best creative self!