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Alberta Hunter

1. Alberta Hunter,  blues singer, songwriter, and nurse. Her career had started back in the early 1920s, and from there on, she became a successful jazz and blues recording artist, being critically acclaimed to the ranks of Ethel Waters and Bessie Smith. In the 1950s, she retired from performing and entered the medical field, only to successfully resume her singing career in her eighties.  115  Years ago

Lucille Bogan

2. Lucille Bogan, Blues Artist of the 20’s & 30’s. She also recorded under the name of Bessie Jackson.  113  Years ago

Mother Clara Hale

3. Mother Hale (Clara McBride Hale), provided home for drug-addicted babies  105  Years ago

Amos Wilburn

4. Amos Milburn, R&B Artist in late 40’s and early 50’s. First hit was  Chicken Shack Blues  83  Years ago

Rudolph Isley

5. Rudolph Isley, R&B Artist (The Isley Brothers)  71  Years ago

Jimmy Cliff

6. Jimmy Cliff, reggae singer, musician and actor.   62  Years ago

Gil Scott-Heron

7. Gil Scott-Heron, Music and Poetry dealt with drugs, racism and apartheid  61  Years ago

Method Man

8. Method Man (Clifford Smith), hip hop artist, record producer, actor and member of the hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. He took his stage name from the 1979 film The Fearless Young Boxer, also known as Method Man. He is one half of the rap duo Method Man & Redman. He won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By” with Mary J. Blige.  39  Years ago



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