Say the phrase “rock and roll” and musical giants like the Rolling Stones, Led Zepplin or Bob Dylan may come to mind. Though popularized by white artists, rock is originally a black art form that was born out of the fusion of jazz, blues and gospel.
Black women musicians, the unknown and the famous alike, have played a significant role in making rock music what it is today. Here is a list of ten all-time favorite black women musicians who have left their mark on rock and roll.
BRITTANY HOWARD OF ALABAMA SHAKES