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Black Musicians Who Shaped the Music World (Music)

Check out some of the greatest music created by world-famous Black musicians.

Damn by Kendrick Lamar

Just one year after releasing Untitled Unmastered, Grammy Award winner Kendrick Lamar returns with one of the most buzzed about albums of 2017. It includes the single HUMBLE

Palo Alto by Thelonious Monk

In 1968, after many twists and turns, Thelonious Monk performed at Palo Alto High School in California for a surprise concert. Now this unique live show is available on CD

You're the Man by Marvin Gaye

It is the first-ever planned 'lost' Tamla/Motown album from Marvin Gaye. Includes three tracks newly mixed by SaLaAM ReMi. The album also includes a rare long version of Marvin Gaye's canceled Christmas single, as well as an unreleased vault mix of its instrumental B-side, and a new essay by Marvin's biographer, David Ritz. It was the album originally proposed to follow up the monumental What's Going On. The release coincides with the 60th anniversary of the Motown label

All the best by Tina Turner

Under the Streetlight by Boyz II Men

Celebrating their 25th anniversary in show business, iconic R&B vocal group Boyz II Men return with their new album, which sees them putting their spin on classics including Why Do Fools Fall in Love; I Only Have Eyes for You; and Stay

Magna Carta Holy Grail by 1969- composer Jay-Z

The twelfth studio album for American rapper Jay-Z. Features an all star-line up of musical guests including Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, Swizz Beatz, Nas, Rick Ross, Frank Ocean, Timbaland and Justin Timberlake

The hits 1 by musician Prince

For once in my life by Stevie Wonder

Rare & unreleased recordings from the golden reign of the Queen of Soul by Aretha Franklin

The very best of John Coltrane by John Coltrane

Genius loves company by Ray Charles

Nina Simone by Nina Simone

The music of John Lewis by John Lewis

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis are joined by acclaimed musician and Late Show bandleader John Batiste on a one-of-a-kind recording. It includes a four-movement suite pulled from the Modern Jazz Quartet's classic recording, The Comedy

Lemonade by 1981- Beyoncé

What's going on by Marvin Gaye

Lyrics on insert

Purple rain : music from the motion picture by Prince

A concerted effort to court rock audiences. The results were overwhelmingly positive, spawning two number one hits: When Doves Cry and Let's Go Crazy

Chant down Babylon by Bob Marley

Classic Bob Marley tracks are infused with new sounds with contributions from Lauryn Hill, Busta Rhymes, Steven Tyler, and more

Howlin' Wolf ; Moanin' in the moonlight by 1910-1976 Howlin' Wolf

Howlin' Wolf's second and third albums featuring many of his early hits brought together on one disc

Swinging into the 21st by Wynton Marsalis

After hours by Nina Simone

Focusing on Simone's jazz ballads, with 16 tracks from her mid-'60s Philips albums, the album includes songs such as Wild Is the Wind; I Loves You Porgy; and more

The best of Stevie Wonder : the millennium collection by Stevie Wonder

Legend : The best of Bob Marley and the Wailers by Bob Marley

Greatest hits by Tupac Shakur

An album of his greatest pieces of work, this album showcases Tupac's raw and uncanny rapping ability to the fullest. Includes the hits California Love; How Do U Want It; and Dear Mama

Temptations : the millennium collection. Volume 1, The '60s by Temptations (Musical group)

The definitive soul collection by Otis Redding

Run DMC, live at Montreux 2001 by Run-D.M.C. (Musical group)

Diana Ross & the Supremes : the definitive collection by Diana Ross

Someone to watch over me by Ella Fitzgerald

In celebration of the centennial year of Ella Fitzgerald's birth, this collaboration pairs twelve favorite Ella Fitzgerald original vocal tracks with new arrangements performed by the London Symphony Orchestra

Afro blue impressions by John Coltrane

A 50th anniversary edition of the classic album by the legendary saxophonist John Coltrane, who is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Includes three bonus tracks

Hello happiness by Chaka Khan

Legendary singer Chaka Khan is back with her first new album since 2007's Funk This. It includes the single Like Sugar

The essential Michael Jackson by Michael Jackson

Gathering all the hits on this two-disc collection from 1969 when he was a member of the Jackson 5 to his massive-selling album Thriller. Contains tracks from Bad; Off the Wall; and Thriller

Chuck by Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry, the father of rock n' roll, releases his first album in nearly 40 years, composed mostly of new, original songs written, recorded, and produced by the legend himself

Best of live at the Apollo : 50th anniversary by James Brown

His legendary hits, all recorded where the Godfather made history: Live at the Apollo! Taken from his classic albums with two cuts never before released. Two icons, both steeped in history and community, bring out the best in each other: the Apollo Theater, the gold standard of R&B bookings, a perennial home to passionate audiences, and James Brown Soul Brother No. 1, the Hardest Working Man In Show Business who brought his absolute best to every one of the more than 600 times on that stage

Both Sides of the Sky by Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix's mastery of studio technology is put on display with the final installment in the trilogy of releases that opened up the archives. Ten of the thirteen tracks featured here have never been released

Birth of the cool by Miles Davis

Janet Jackson's Rhythm nation 1814 by Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson's 1989 album stands as one of her most popular, thanks to the long string of hit singles that it created including Escapade; Love Will Never Do; Miss You Much; and Rhythm Nation

Queen Latifah & The Original Flava Unit by 1970- composer Queen Latifah

Whitney : the greatest hits by Whitney Houston

Awaken, my love! by 1983- composer Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino, aka the multitalented Donald Glover, releases his third album. It includes the tracks Have Some Love; Me and Your Mama; and Stand Tall
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