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Black History Month — Nearly 40 years Separate Linda Martell and Rissi Palmer

For Black History Month, here's another look at significant black Country singers that have graced the airwaves to some degree over the years. Unfortunately, as we update the post today, we find there are no more Afro-American female singers (that I  know of) than there were at this time last year.

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Moon Sees a King — Final Black History Month Story

Due to the storms that passed through the area, I was unable to get the final Black History Month story on the website yesterday.  Today, however, is much calmer so here we go. Cleve Francis is an African-American cardiologist, born in Jennings, Louisiana, but working and living in Washington D.C. for many years.

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February is Black History Month — African American Country Singers Made a Mark

Here's more on the black singers that have graced Country music over the years. Today let's start with Carl Ray.

Now, I haven't heard much about this fellow, in fact nothing. Maybe you have. You can check Carl out here but be careful music starts playing immediately.

One of the most famous and all time great artists, not necessarily a Country singer is the late Ray Charles.

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Black History Month — Nearly 40 years Separate Linda Martell and Rissi Palmer

For Black History Month, here's another look at significant black Country singers that have graced the airwaves to some degree over the years. Today Linda Martell:

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In Memoriam — Black History Month and Country Singers

Today during Black History Month, on our salute to black country singers, we remember those that have passed on. Just click on their names to link to more information about them.

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Black History Month — Moon Mullins Salutes Black Country Singers – Darius Rucker [Video]

Darius Rucker is undoubtedly the second most successful African-American artist in country music. Formerly the lead singer of the Hootie and the Blowfish rock group, Darius left the group in 2002 to be a solo artist. His one true love was country music and in 2008 his dream came true when Capitol Records gave him a shot at entering the field.

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Black History Month — Moon Mullins Salutes Black Country Singers [Video]

Hello. As a part of Black History Month, I thought you might find it interesting to read  about African-Americans who sang and recorded country music. Thus, over the next few days I will post some bios, pictures, videos and more of some well know entertainers and some that -- well, they just didn't make it.

We begin with the most successful black country singer ever: Charley Pride.

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