Black Music Quiz
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Which Jazz drummer and band leader formed 'The Jazz Messengers' in 1954 and was a great mentor to young aspiring Jazz musicians?
Who is this American Jazz pianist/composer with a distinctive improvisational and unorthodox style and often wore suits, hats and sunglasses on stage?
Which American Jazz pianist/composer joined the Miles Davis Quintet and later went very funky in the 70's with 'The Headhunters'?
Born Richard Wayne Penniman, which American rock n' roller sang "Tutti Frutti" and "Long Tall Sally" in the 1950's?
Which American singer released "I Am...Sasha Fierce" in 2008 and has sold over 100 million records as a solo artist?
Mary J. Blige
Which Jamaican-born singer started making Disco albums before she moved towards a more Reggae-based style and appeared as May Day in the Bond film "A View To A Kill"?
Which Jazz trumpeter said "Don't play what's there, play what's not there"?
Which American artist signed to Tamla-Motown at the age of 11 and has won 25 Grammy Awards, the most ever by a solo artist?
Which American guitarist formed an all-black trio in 1970 called The Band of Gypsies?
Born Joseph Saddler, which Barbadian-born Hip Hop artist and his group "The Furious Five" were the first Hip Hop act to be honoured in the 'Rock & Roll Hall of Fame' in 2007?
LL Cool J
Formed in Chicago in 1971 which band were in a "Boogie Wonderland" in 1979?
Earth, Wind And Fire
Formed in Atlanta in 1991, which singing trio are the best selling American girl group of all time?
Which Chicago-born artist produced the "Super-Fly" album in 1972 and mainly sang in a falsetto register?
Which Jamaican Reggae star was a champion of the under-privileged and a keen soccer fan who supported Brazilian team Santos?
Which Boston-born singer was the undisputed "Queen of Disco" and was posthumously inducted into the 'Rock & Roll Hall of Fame' in 2013?
Which singer was born into a famous family and had solo success with "That's The Way Love Goes" and "All For You"?
Which Manhattan-born singer has a 3-octave contralto vocal range and produced a famous "Diary" in 2003?
Active in the 70's and 80's, which Jamaican Reggae group featured singer Michael Rose and a rhythm section of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare?
One of the first African-Americans to host a national variety TV show, which singer/pianist made 3 albums in Spanish/Portugese and had a soft, baritone voice?
Nat King Cole
Which Canadian-born Jazz pianist was called "The Maharajah of the keyboard" and formed a famous trio in the 1950's?
With record sales of 200 million plus, who did 'Billboard' name as the top 'Hot 100' artist of the 2010's?
Corinne Bailey Rae
Which American rapper/songwriter and record producer's debut album was called "The College Dropout" in 2004?
Formed in New York in 1981, which pioneering Hip Hop group were the first in the genre to have gold, platinum and multi-platinum records?
De La Soul
Born Charles Edward Anderson in St. Louis, who is this pioneering Rock & Roll legend?
Which American singer had a partnership with Burt Bacharach and Hal David and declared herself bankrupt in March 2013?
Who had a minor hit with a cover of Dr. John's "Walk On Gilded Splinters" in 1969 and had a short affair with Mick Jagger, giving birth to his first and her only child in 1970?
Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, which band had top 10 hits with "That Lady" and "Summer Breeze" in the 1970's?
The GAP Band
The Isley Brothers
Which Detroit vocal quartet remained together for over 4 decades (1953-1997) without a single change in personnel and had a hit with "Reach Out I'll Be There" in 1966?
The Detroit Emeralds
The Detroit Spinners
The Four Tops
Which Jamaican Reggae musician was a member of The Wailers before going solo and whose LP "Bush Doctor" featured Mick Jagger and Keith Richards?
Who was a founding member of America's most successful female group and was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award in 2012?
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