Your Top 75 Black Artists

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Throughout our 75th birthday year at WERS, we’ll celebrate all of the music we’ve discovered together since 1949.

This February, in honor of Black History Month, we’re spotlighting some of our favorite Black artists. We asked for your input and February 24th and 25th at noon we’ll play tracks from the top 75!

Here's the Top 75 Chosen by WERS Listeners (and ranked alphabetically)

Al Green
Alicia Keys
Aretha Franklin
Arlo parks
B.B. King
Ben E. King
Beyonce
Bill Withers
Billie Holliday
Billy Preston
Black Pumas
Bob Marley
Booker T and the MG's
Brittany Howard/Alabama Shakes
Chaka Khan/Rufus?
Chuck Berry
Curtis Mayfied
De La Soul
Diana Ross
Dionne Warwick
Donna Summer
Earth Wind & Fire
Etta James
Frank Ocean
Gary Clark Jr.
Herbie Hancock
James Brown
Janelle Monae
Jill Scott
Jimi Hendrix
Joan armatrading
Johnny Nash
Jon Batiste
Kool & The Gang
Lauryn Hill
Lenny Kravitz
Leon Bridges
Lionel Richie
Little Richard
Living Color
Lizzo
Louis Armstrong
Luther Vandross
Marvin Gaye
Michael Kiwanuka
Missy Elliot
Muddy Waters
New Edition
Nina Simone
Otis Redding
Prince
Public Enemy
Quincy Jones
Ray Charles
Richie Havens
Roberta Flack
Sade
Sam Cooke
Sharon Jones
Sly Stone
Smokey Robinson
Steve Lacy
Stevie Wonder
SZA
The Isley Brothers
The Neville Brothers
The Notorious B.I.G.
The Roots
Tina Turner
Toots and the Maytals
Tracy Chapman
Tribe Called Quest
Usher
Whitney Houston
Wilson Pickett

Thanks for weighing in! Stay tuned for more Top 75 Weekends to celebrate 75 Years of 88.9.

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