When we think of African American musicians, we generally think of Jazz, Hip-Hop, Soul music even the Blues but their influence on classic rock is overwhelming.A great deal of respect is due as we celebrate Black History month, the artists in this feature include Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Billy Preston, Richie Havens, Clarence Clemons, Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson, Sam Clayton and Lonnie Jordan.

In the attached articles you will note the artists talents range from playing keyboards, Sax, vocals, drums and some mean guitarists.

The tabs at the bottom will lead to you to the next artist or you can click on each artist name for a direct line to their page.