I urge you to follow the Black Rock Coalition’s Facebook page. Not only is it important for us to preserve and extend our legacy, but they put together and promote some pretty cool stuff. Case in point…

My buddy David Middleton often bemoans the lack of black female rock singers in contemporary music. The modern-day music industry has become so ingrained in formula that the thought of a sista belting to rock seems almost laughable, despite the fact that blues singers like Big Mama Thornton were shaking, rattling and rolling all the way back in the early days of the genre.

Not every black woman wants to be Beyonce. No disrespect to Mrs. Carter, of course.

“Nice & Rough: Black Women In Rock” takes it’s title from Ike & Tina Turner’s sizzling version of “Proud Mary” and pays tribute to legendary figures like LaBelle’s Nona Hendryx, bass mistress Meshell Ndegeocello, and even the elusive Betty Davis, whose recently re-discovered music is the pinnacle of Seventies rock/funk.

The movie is currently in production, but the finished product is sure to be interesting–and informative. And some assistance is required to put this film together.

Contribute to the fund of this movie here.

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