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What happened to black guitar players?


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Why does it seem that the black youths go become rappers, R&B artists or soul singers in boybands?

What happened to the guitar players or rockers?

They've got a great tradition of producing great guitarists--Robert Cray, BB King, Buddy Guy.Jimi Hendrix. God, Even Slash is half black!

What Happened?

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They have become lead singers.

Alice in Chains and Killswitch Engage.

I was going to say the exsact samething.. most of them have put down the guitar and bass and picked up a mic and put their vocals to the test. I tyhink it's great when there's a black singe rin a metal band... the dude from killswitch is awesome, I like his style...

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They have become lead singers.

Alice in Chains and Killswitch Engage.

I was going to say the exsact samething.. most of them have put down the guitar and bass and picked up a mic and put their vocals to the test. I tyhink it's great when there's a black singe rin a metal band... the dude from killswitch is awesome, I like his style...

Howard Jones from Killswitch is an amazing vocalist. If you have ever seen them live you know what I am talking about.

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Howard Jones from Killswitch is an amazing vocalist. If you have ever seen them live you know what I am talking about.

i'm seeing them in on dec 16th and i'm f'in psyched! i hope he's as good as everyone says he is

on topic: yeah it just seems like there's a tendancy to black youths to be more drawn to the hip hop thing. ::shrugs:: to each his own.

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You obviously havent been looking too hard, most of the black guitar players are playing the blues at bars in Chicago, Memphis, Detroit... fuck, any big city. Thanks to Katrina weve been getting a lot of black musicians up here in Lansing too, from sax to guitar players.

You wont see any in the mainstream, not when most of the guitar oriented acts are all about hateing themselves.

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Why does it seem that the black youths go become rappers, R&B artists or soul singers in boybands?

What happened to the guitar players or rockers?

They've got a great tradition of producing great guitarists--Robert Cray, BB King, Buddy Guy.Jimi Hendrix. God, Even Slash is half black!

What Happened?

Well, you could classify every guitarist you listed as a Blues guitarist, and Blues is not only a black music for the most part, but a guitar-based one as well. I think the answer here is that black, guitar-based music isn't very big right now. Otherwise, I think you could say that there's a strong African-American vocal tradition, and that really shows right now.

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