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]
Uploaded by rachid59500 on Feb 15, 2010
"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. As was indicated in some of the video uploaders' comments, all copyrights for the music and pictures remain with their respective owners.
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