PopOff! #74 Black History Month Country Music Edition

PopOff! #74 Black History Month Country Music Edition

On today’s episode on PopOff! I present the Black History Month edition of my Sunday live stream Country BBQ. Constantly naming names to people who claimed country music has no black musicians and to prove to the rest Charley Pride and Darius Rucker were and are not the only African-American names in country music here is a mix you can share as proof positive black artists have always been present in one the most enduring music genres the US ever created. Also it’s a lot less chatter and more records that matter. Enjoy!

PopOff! is an “anything goes” musical show hosted by me DJ Bear. Every episode is a unique sonic road trip through the multitudes of genres, eras, and musicians in recorded music. So if you have an open mind for musical exploration climb into the PopOff! Bubble and let’s get to it!!

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Current Schedule:

Thurs. at 7 PM PST: Theme Thursday, a new theme or tribute every week.

Friday Drive at 5: Smooth grooves 5 PM PST followed by 2 or more hours of disco dance action at 6.
Sunday 12 Noon: Country BBQ, all the best in counrty, honky-tonk swing and roots music

Plus random pop ups where I pop off about more musical topics.



The McCary Sisters – Let’s Go/I’m Free

Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Can’t Sit Down

Mavis Staples – Eyes On The Prize

Tina Turner – Bayou Song

Stoney Edward – Hank and Lefty Raised My Country Soul

Otis Williams & the Midnight Cowboys – How I Got To Memphis

Esther Phillips – Release Me

Lead Belly – Rock Island Line

Charlie McCoy & Bo Chatmon – Corrine Corrina

Mississippi Sheiks – Yodeling Fiddling Blues

Carolina Chocolate Drops – Cornbread & Butterbeans

Odetta – Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright

Linda Martell – Color Him Father

La Bella Prince – The Man That Made A Woman Out Of Me

Herb Jeffries – I’m A Happy Cowboy

Dorothy Moore – Misty Blue

Murph Gribble, John Lusky, Albert York – Apple Blossom

Kaia Kater – Southern Girl

Dom Flemons – Texas Easy Street

The Ebony Hillbillies – Wang Dang Doodle

Yola – Ride Out In The Country

Mickey Guyton – Why Baby Why

Kareem Salama – A Land Called Paradise

Carl Ray – I Stand With This Country

Ray Charles & Willie Nelson – Seven Spanish Angels

B.B. King & Jerry Reed – In The Sack

Petrella – Working In The USA

Black Joe Lewis – Mama’s Queen

Charley Pride – The Snakes Crawl At Night

The Supremes – It Makes No Difference Now
OB McClinton – Don’t Let The Green Grass Fool You

The Pointer Sisters – Fairytale

Candi Staton – He Called Me Baby

Valerie June – Call My Name

Miko Marks & The Ressurectors – Ancestors

Charley Crockett – Motel Time Again

Aaron Vance – Dark Wolf

Rissi Palmer – Seeds

Rhiannon Giddeons – Hey Bébé

Professor Longhair – Jambalaya (On The Bayou)

Brittney Spencer – Compassion

Dona Mason – Green Eye’s Cryin’ Through Those Blue Tears

Tony Jackson – Last Call

Yola – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Donna Summer – Let’s All Come Together Now

Keb’ Mo – God Trying To Get Your Attention



B.B. King & Jerry Reed

The McCary Sisters – I’m Free

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