Black Music – The Greatest

...Soul, Funk, Jazz, Blues & Grooves...

All about Black Music

Black Mixtape is an eclectic, extensive and fiddly selection of the greatest in Black Music History for an inspiring musical journey.

As for, let’s dig into Soul, Funk, Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Blaxploitation, Afrobeat,… from the African-American work songs and spirituals around the end of the 19th century to the latest of contemporary black music.

Black Mixtape is also dedicated to my biggest influencers: Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Norman Whitfield, Gil Scott-Heron to name but a few.

Thus you’re about to dig here major hits and rarest gems, legends and unknown talented artists. Above all, keyword here is Groove. Enjoy fellows’!

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Black Mixtape, a story of passion…

The Black Music Mixtapes

Soul, Funk, Jazz and Blues mixtapes, as well as our « Guests Of Honour » and « Special Editions ».
Mixtapes featuring Ray Charles, Gil Scott-Heron, Norman Whitfield, Quincy Jones and music genres such as Blaxploitation, AfroBeatFunk, Brazilian Rhythms, Hip-Hop Jazz,…
Join us now as we share the passion of Black Music!

SOUL Mixtapes

K7 Soul Mixtapes
Sweet Soul
Rhythm ’N’ Soul
Deep Soul

FUNK Mixtapes

K7 Soul Mixtapes
Funky Funk
P-Funk Connection
Disco Funk

JAZZ Mixtapes

K7 Jazz Mixtapes
Jazz Bopers
Vocal & Jazz Bands
Jazz Funk Fusion

BLUES Mixtapes

K7 Blues Mixtapes
Classic Blues
Rhythm ’N’ Blues
Gospel & Sacred

Guests of Honour

K7 Guests Of Honour
Ray Charles
Quincy Jones
Norman Whitfield
Gil Scott-Heron

Special Editions

K7 Special Editions
Africa Roots
Brazilian Rhythms

Guests Of Honour

As someone ever asked you what is your absolute number 1 music artist ? Noway… I never could give such an answer as it’s impossible for me to state between Ray, Quincy, Norman and Gil. Absolute geniuses in so many different ways, each one hold a very special place in my heart.
Let’s dig into their worlds!

Ray Charles

Brother Ray, the Genius

Over the years I discovered and deepened thousands of artists, some of them made me take a trip, some other cry, laugh, dance, think… The one who has always given to me the deepest feelings and emotions is my very dear Ray Charles. From the Down Beat (…)

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Quincy Jones

Unstoppable « Q »

I discovered Quincy Jones quite late.
I’ve always heard a lot about him obviously but it put me some time to realize the mind boggling scope of his work. As a musician fist, then as a composer, arranger and obviously as a producer, « Q » had an impact (…)

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Norman Whitfield

From Soul to Funk

As I already wrote in the Black Mixtape story, the first golden door I opened up in the music world has led me to Norman Whitfield. First of all with my beloved Undisputed Truth and the Joe Harris/Brenda Evans/Billie Calvin starting lineup, but also with (…)

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Gil Scott-Heron 

Blues, Jazz & Soul Poetry

After falling in love with the music of Gil Scott-Heron, I immersed and engrossed in his lyrics and my passion for his melodies was magnified by Gil’s striking and touching lyrics. More than anybody else he is the one who woke up my social conscience about (…)

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Black Music Photos Gallery

As a result of diggin’ the web in the past couple of decades, I used to collect all the photos of my favorites black music artists and labels You’ll find in this music gallery thousands of live stages, everyday life and portraits shots of Soul, Funk, Jazz and Blues artists.

Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, Bobby Womack, Chaka Khan, Curtis Mayfield, George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, Gil Scott-Heron, James Brown, Maceo Parker, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Minnie Riperton, Norman Whitfield, Ohio Players, Otis Redding, Prince, Rose Royce, Sam Cooke, Sly Stone, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, The Meters, The Staple Singers, The Supremes, The Temptations, Undisputed Truth and many others…

Ahmad Jamal, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Art Tatum, Billie Holliday, Bobby Timmons, Cannonball Adderley, Charles Mingus, Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, Donal Byrd, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Eric Dolphy, Freddie Hubbard, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Hugh Masekela, John Coltrane, Lee Morgan, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Nat King Cole, Quincy Jones, Roy Ayers, Sarah Vaughan, Thelonious Monk and many others…

B.B. King, Bessie Smith, Buddy Guy, Charles Brown, Curtis Knight, Eddie Guitar Slim Jones, Freddie King, Gertrude Ma Rainey, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Johnny Moore & The Three Blazers, Johnny Otis, King Curtis, Koko Taylor, Leadbelly, Lighnin’ Hopkins, Lucky Peterson, Lula Reed, Mississippi John Hurt, Muddy Waters, Nina Simone, Ray Charles, Shuggie Otis, Rosetta Tharpe, Sonny Boy Williamson, The Raelets, W. C. Handy and many others…

Black Music Covers

Here is the lp’s and cd’s gallery covers of soul, funk, jazz and blues albums, organized by alphabetical order from A to Z, and by music genre including Blaxploitation and Afrobeat.

Obviously this not an exhaustive list but more or less the covers of albums I’ve been listening to throughout my life.

Overwhelmingly, all these 5277 music covers (set to increase) come from albums recorded before the 80’s, most of them during the 60’s and 70’s.

You’ll find releases of the greatest and most famous artists like my dear Ray Charles as well as little known black music artists like the great Ellington Jordan  aka Fugi. Never heard about him? If not, never too late… 🙂

Enjoy the arts!

More than 5000 lp’s cd’s covers combined to create this unique picture!
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