Edited by Azizi Powell
Black Brother Tribute
Uploaded by quepasse2008 on Dec 24, 2008
This post features video performances of songs about strong Black men.
Enjoy and be inspired!
Video #1: Black Brother Tribute
This video is posted at the top of this page.
Here's the video uploader's comment:
"i wanted to show my apprieciation for all black men regardless.**NO COPYRIGHT INTENDED** **ALL PICTUES, MUSIC BELONG TO THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS**"
The vocalist is Angie Stone.
Video #2: 'John Henry' BIG BILL BROONZY (1951) Country Blues Guitar Legend
Uploaded by RagtimeDorianHenry on Apr 2, 2009
A summary of the fictitious story of "John Henry" is found in the uploader's comment from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcKJgJ1KHVs "Legends & Tales - John Henry", a video compilation of pictorial depictions of the fictitious character "John Henry":
"John Henry was an African American who was born with a hammer in his hand. Strong, resourceful, John Henry becomes king of the railroad camps, known far and wide for his prowess with a hammer. He can drive more steel than any man alive. To prove it, he is engaged in a contest with a new superior steam drill. Man goes against machine, and man wins! But it kills John Henry, leaving only a legacy of pride and perserverance."
Video #3: Isaac Hayes - Shaft [Live In Montreux 2005]
KAD MUSIK, Published on Oct 8, 2012
"Shaft is a 1971 American blaxploitation film directed by Gordon Parks, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. An action film with elements of film noir, Shaft tells the story of a black private detective, John Shaft, who travels through Harlem and to the Italian mob neighborhoods in order to find the missing daughter of a black mobster....
The film was one of only three profitable movies that year for MGM, grossing what Time magazine called an "astonishing" $13 million on a budget of $500,000. It not only spawned several years of "blaxploitation" action films, it earned enough money to save then-struggling MGM from bankruptcy....
Shaft was well received by film critics and is considered by many as one of the best films of 1971."
Video #4: 4X4 - Waist & Power (African Man)
Uploaded by kwamejoe on Apr 2, 2011
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All Music and/or Videos (Including this one) belong to respective owner(s)
Here's information about this Ghanaian (West African) group from another video of the same song:
"4x4 is made up of Captain Planet, DeCODED (formally Abortion) & Fresh Prince
Cameos from Nana Boroo, Chase & More
Label - X4 Records / One8 /"
Video #5: Heather Headley's "He Is"
Uploaded by stingstungme on Aug 29, 2008
My thanks to all composers, and performers. Thanks also to the video uploaders.
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