The Amoeblog section of the Amoeba Music website is by no means the only blog recognizing and celebrating Black History Month
in 2009. Over on ANTI- Records' blog
they have an insightful, well-written piece reflecting on Black History Month penned by Booker T. Jones
that was posted earlier today. And the musician / author of the blog knows what he is talking about. With a long history of living outside racial boundaries Booker T. and the MGs
had both black and white members at a time when much of the country was integrating only under the protection of the National Guard; Booker T.'s was the perfect voice to bring attention to Black History Month on the Anti blog.
Read Booker T.'s insightful and hopeful essay by clicking here
and check back on the ANTI blog this month where, like us here at the Amoeblog, they are celebrating Black History Month with music related blogs, all penned by African American recording artists. Upcoming blogs will include Bettye LaVette
writing about Barack Obama
, Mavis Staples
on the the power of music to both heal and communicate, and Solillaquists of Sound
talks of his experiences as a black male and a black artist.