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Hey, I'm Aidan Jamison-Frank and this is my dedication to some of my favorite artists. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!



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BLUES MUSIC
G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE
(1994)
Blues

G. Love is an 80’s born Philadelphian. Blues music is his tribute to a number of African-American artists despite his European origins. He mentions artists such as Chaka Khan, James Brown, and Lead Belly

Lyrics
Me and my band
All must agree we like to get groovy
With the sounds of the old time
We like to jam cause man
Sounds from the bandstand
Hand for the cause man
Hang from the old ones
The tones the gear the props and ride very much in
Chilling outside
Going way back...
From where music really started
I’m a child of the eighties
From where I departed since then I started
A collection of the people
Who started it all
I reckon
I kept them
In my sock like money
Blues music...

It’s all about rocking the van not rock to roll
Sway to sway
Shocks work out I play
What that fly girl sabine say...
About eight miles to the gallon that’s some
Hiway sailing
Cool cool lounging
Atlantic city bounding
1920’s to the 1970’s a stream
Pool solid steady
Getting ready real cool
The earth amp sock hat hihat dope
Dobro d’addario strings for my things
The bass wial sings
Let the rhyme bring
The tense of the time
The old time
Blues music

Blind lemon jefferson and juice
B.m.w’s the proof frosty albert collins bukkha white
Booker t james brown
Jimmy smith at the console
The soul with the girls aretha
Chakka khan the show solid gold
Cisco and sonny lead belly too
Peoples that rode with woody and you bob dylan
A million sears silvertone guitars
Heard the licks no need to take them nowhere
Blues music

It’s like chewing gum with your headphones on
Drinking lemonade
Chilling on the front porch after running ball
Like you lost a twenty dollar bill
You got a free ticket from the scratch and win
Its like the swimsuit issue
Could I get a tissue?
Its’ like you and your baby got nasty cut off and left alone now making eyes
On the city bus again grandma cooks blueberry pie
Little sister got a boyfriend
It’s like smoking the ride
The final right
The vinyl rides
Blues music...


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Curtis Mayfield
We People Who Are Darker Than Blue
(1971)
Blues

This is Curtis Mayfield’s tribute to Black people living in America. He speaks of how “this ain’t no time for segregating” and the necessity to come together in unity.

Lyrics
We people who are darker than blue
Don't let us hang around this town
And let what others say come true
We're just good for nothing they all figure
A boyish grown up shiftless jigger
Now we can't hardly stand for that
Or is that really where it's at

We people who are darker than blue
This ain't no time for segregating
I'm talking 'bout brown and yellow too
A white girl can't you tell
I'm just the surface of our dark deep well
If your mind could really see
You'd know your color same as me,
Pardon me brother as you stand in your glory
I know you won't mind if I tell the whole story

Now I know we have great respect for the sister, and mother
It's even better yet
But there's the joker in the street loving one brother and killing the other
When the time comes and we are really free
There'll be no brothers left to see

We people who are darker than blue
Don't let us hang around this town
And let what others say come true
We're just good for nothing they all figure
A boyish grown up shiftless jigger
Now we can't hardly stand for that
Or is that really where it's at

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BUFFALO SOLDIER
BOB MARLEY
(1980)
Reggae

Lyrics
Buffalo Soldier is one of Marley’s biggest hits. Firstly it’s about the “Buffalo Soldiers” that fought the Native Americans. It is also about getting back to one’s roots in Africa by talking about how African’s were “stolen from Africa, brought to America.”



Buffalo soldier, dreadlock rasta:
It was a buffalo soldier in the heart of America,
stolen from Africa, brought to America:

Fighting on arrival,fighting for survival.
I mean it, when I analyse the stench,
to me it make a lot of sense.
How did dreadlock rasta was buffalo soldier.

And he was taking from Africa,
brought to America.
Fighting on arrival,fighting for survival.
Say it was a buffalo soldier,dreadlock rasta.
Buffalo soldier, in the heart of America.

If you know your history,
Then you would know where you coming from,
Then you wouldnt have to ask me,
Who the heck do you think I am.

Im just a buffalo soldier in the heart of america,
Stolen from africa, brought to america,
Said he was fighting on arrival, fighting for survival;
Said he was a buffalo soldier win the war for america.

Dreadie, woy yoy yoy, woy yoy-yoy yoy,
Woy yoy yoy yoy, yoy yoy-yoy yoy!
Woy yoy yoy, woy yoy-yoy yoy,
Woy yoy yoy yoy, yoy yoy-yoy yoy!
Buffalo soldier troddin through the land, wo-ho-ooh!
Said he wanna ran, then you wanna hand,
Troddin through the land, yea-hea, yea-ea.

Said he was a buffalo soldier win the war for america;
Buffalo soldier, dreadlock rasta,
Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival;
Driven from the mainland to the heart of the caribbean.

Singing, woy yoy yoy, woy yoy-yoy yoy,
Woy yoy yoy yoy, yoy yoy-yoy yoy!
Woy yoy yoy, woy yoy-yoy yoy,
Woy yoy yoy yoy, yoy yoy-yoy yoy!

Troddin through san juan in the arms of america;
Troddin through jamaica, a buffalo soldier
Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival:
Buffalo soldier, dreadlock rasta.

Woy yoy yoy, woy yoy-yoy yoy,
Woy yoy yoy yoy, yoy yoy-yoy yoy!
Woy yoy yoy, woy yoy-yoy yoy,
Woy yoy yoy yoy, yoy yoy-yoy yoy! /fadeout/