My own hometown, St. Louis, doesn’t get the same props as many other musical towns. Though from Josephine Baker to Chuck Berry to Donny Hathaway to Nelly, descendants of The Gateway City have made their mark.
This collection brings together artists across several genres that are from, based, or got their start in St. Louis. Though Ike Turner was from Mississippi and Tina Turner was from Tennessee, it was during a gig at St. Louis’ Club Manhattan where Tina, then Anna Mae Bullock, first grabbed Ike’s microphone on stage and their tumultuous path to fame began.
From the advent of ragtime at the turn of the 20th century to hip-hop at the turn of the 21st, though, St. Louis has always profoundly impacted the direction of American music.
As always, stay sane, safe, and kind. “See” ya next week.
Original article source: https://goodblacknews.org/2021/04/26/music-monday-a-song-for-you-the-best-of-st-louis-musical-artists-listen/ | Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council