Black Music Month: Pride edition

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph

As we close out June, we also remember that in addition to Pride Month, it is Black Music Month. Enjoy these contemporary and classic sounds from Black queer musicians.

Albums honoring Black Music Month & Pride Month

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in defense of my own happiness by Joy Oladokun

Description: A young new artist with lyrics that are deep and heartfelt.

Stream & download with: Hoopla (digital album)

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Remember My Song by Labi Siffre

Description: A little known artist from the early 70s, his music has been heavily sampled by the hip hop community. In fact, the first song on this album, "I got the...", is the foundation of the Eminem classic "My name is..."

Stream & download with: Hoopla (digital album)

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Greatest Hits by Tracy Chapman

Description: Chapman is a Grammy-winning artist with music across multiple genres, including rock, pop, and contemporary folk.

Stream & download with: Hoopla (digital album)

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Here's Little Richard by Little Richard

Description: A L-E-G-E-N-D.

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The Essential Bessie Smith by Bessie Smith

Description: Bessie Smith was a proud bisexual woman before there were words for it. Her command of the blues scene was singular.

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Fatherland by Kele Okereke

Description: This solo album is an introspective look at relationships old and new.

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Comet, Come To Me by Me'Shell NdegéOcello

Description: If you weren't aware of her before, you may know this artist as the voice behind the opening theme of the show Queen Sugar.

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Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph

About Dontaná

Dontaná is a Collection Management Librarian who was born with an unending reading list. She is almost always reading two books simultaneously and is easily distracted by cool covers.

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