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Lydian_Mode
01-04-2008, 07:19 PM
Our school's African American club hosts a black history month show every February. My band would like to enter, but we are unsure about what song to play. We dont want to do any Hendrix because we played a song of his last year. Other than that, we are game for any song that can be played by a trio. Any suggestions?

z4twenny
01-04-2008, 07:37 PM
supremist - slayer (from the cd christ illusion) no, its not about white supremacy, it's about the idiocy of it

Rise - pantera (same basic principle of unity)

aetherspear
01-04-2008, 07:44 PM
supremist - slayer (from the cd christ illusion) no, its not about white supremacy, it's about the idiocy of it

Rise - pantera (same basic principle of unity)

no.

just play some blues.

z4twenny
01-04-2008, 07:48 PM
^ so no.... just cuz its metal?

FeiRei
01-04-2008, 07:52 PM
My band played a Black History Month show one time. We just played songs we normally would. Try some Cream, or SRV, or if you want to be topical, try singing Maggie's Farm by Bob Dylan.

Retro Rocker
01-04-2008, 09:09 PM
Sweeeeet Hoooome Aaaaalabama.

MmmCesium
01-04-2008, 10:03 PM
Play BB King

SSDDPunkRocker
01-04-2008, 10:11 PM
^ so no.... just cuz its metal?

I pretty sure that he means 'no' because it's a school-sanctioned black history month event, and an anti-White supremacy is just the wrong idea.

I'd say you should play a version of "Black Betty". Everybody knows it, and it's easy.

"Black Betty" is a 20th century African-American work song often credited to Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter as the author, though the earliest recordings are not by him. Some sources claim it is one of Lead Belly's many adaptations of earlier folk material; in this case an 18th century marching cadence about a flint-lock rifle.
- Wikipedia.org

Zycho
01-05-2008, 12:06 AM
Black History Month - Death From Above 1979

:D

But uh, for real, I'd do some bluesy stuff.

epiplayer13
01-05-2008, 12:24 AM
play "don't call me n*gger, whitey" by sly and the famiily stone but the best version was done by jane's addiction and body count back in the early 90's