I grew up listening to all types of music. I love R&B, soul, even country. My grandmother had a thing for Charlie Pride, oh my goodness, you just had to see her. I liked rock. I heard this band called Living Color. I fell in love. It was rock. They were awesome. The guitarist, Vernon Reid is PHENOMENAL, and the lead singer, Corey Glover, well he was just fantastic.
What I loved most was that they rocked harder and better than any band I had ever heard and to top it off, they were black. When I heard their song "Funny Vibe" I knew I would be a fan for as long as they were around.
The only thing that would have been better for me would have been to see a black female guitarist. I longed for that. To see a black woman just rockin' out. Oh my goodness.
The closest I have gotten over the years has been Meshell Ndegeocello. And, wow is she just fantastic. But, I am still looking.
When I was younger, it was one of those things that I felt would signal that we had arrived. The other thing was a black president. I never thought I'd see the latter before the former.
Shows what I know.