It's about the Americas.
Because it is as homegrown as corn on the cob, baseball & plantains. Because we have an art that is original and unmistakeable.
Because it makes me feel good.
Now I am going to talk about music I know and grew up with. Not to diss anybody's else's version, just to acknowledge the love of my people who intended the music to sustain me and give me joy.
Start with: Amazing Grace: The Complete Recordings, Aretha Franklin
This is where the music began. Future information on how it grew and where it is forthcoming.