Several Famous African-American Musicians Hail From Ohio | WBNS...

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The Buckeye State has produced its fair share of African-American entertainment stars, including a funk band that loves "fire" and a torch singer with roots in the capital city, 10TV's Jerry Revish reported Friday. Read more
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frank stallone

Columbus, OH

#2 Feb 19, 2010
wrong. the story should read several famous black musicians hail from ohio. how is it blacks get the special moniker "african american?" no, they're black, and i'm white. unless you want to be politically correct and start calling me european-american,
The Bible Truth Wood

Santa Clara, CA

#3 Feb 19, 2010
I'm so proud of the achecivement of are black people . But let's us be honest about it all because they really don't care where they come from because you never here about any of them doing a free concert for their City. You never even hear them mention their State or City where they come From And yes I'm black very black. And I can't stand how they treat their so-called City where they say they come from either. And yes this don't exclude the white singers . It all about them and nobody else including there Family trust on this just do your research on this Fact. Ps from RAW n Col , oh
sarah

Sunbury, OH

#4 Feb 19, 2010
Who cares? Did you forget to mention the white musicians that hail from Ohio?
No Mas OH10

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Feb 19, 2010
A few comments-
You missed a lot of important musicians- Sweets Edison, Roland Kirk, Don Patterson, Wes Montgomery- real artists who got their start in Columbus that most people have never heard of.
Nancy Wilson actually did a concert in and for the people of Columbus in 1971. I know, because I played guitar on it.
Probably the most important point is that they're all FROM Columbus- they obviously had the smarts to figure out that if they were ever going to make it, they had to get out of Columbus. I know this for a fact. I grew up there playing music, and left in order to actually have a successful career in music in the real world.
Marysville

Marysville, OH

#6 Feb 19, 2010
I really enjoyed this media coverage. White, black, variety of all,... most Ohioans would appreciate to know who's had roots or started back in our ol' State. Color, race, religion or region doesn't matter to me. Or likely to anyone I know. I appreciate your coverage on this. I hope you also have show-pieces of other nationalities as well. If only to educate and promote our own beautiful State of Ohio. Yes, even celebrities spawn from our great State.(smiles)

Great Story!
Love it!
Keep em' Coming!

Marysville
GOD

Wapakoneta, OH

#7 Feb 20, 2010
Tax all non-smokers $50.00 a week!
Jack Flannigan

New York, NY

#8 Feb 20, 2010
GOD #7 - No disrespect here, you know all and see all, BUT per chance - did you post to the wrong thread?

Since: Feb 10

Witness Protection Program

#9 Feb 20, 2010
I went to high school with Nancy Wilson's nieces. They were very good singers also. I have lost track of them over the years and don't know if they took it to a professional level. They use to win our talent shows.
Steve

Green Lane, PA

#10 Feb 20, 2010
This is news how..exactly?
Lorne

Richmond, VA

#11 Feb 20, 2010
Joe Henderson
big john

Elizabeth, NJ

#12 Feb 20, 2010
Why they have to be called african americans? I dont call myself European American. Reverse racism
Confused

Columbus, OH

#13 Feb 20, 2010
How can you be African and American from Ohio?
No Mas OH10

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Feb 20, 2010
Lorne wrote:
Joe Henderson
Joe was from Lima, Ohio
ObamaTriesHarder ThanBush

Fort Myers, FL

#15 Feb 20, 2010
Only blacks, whites and All Americans in Ohio.

African American is just a code for someone that hates white people and America.
KrisC

AOL

#17 Feb 20, 2010
How about the Mills Brothers back in the 40s. They were very big.
KrisC

AOL

#18 Feb 20, 2010
They were born in Bellefontaine and went somewhere else to get their start and their smooth quartet took off.
Nat Dove

Bakersfield, CA

#19 Feb 20, 2010
The Great Jazz Pianist Booby Few, Lives is Paris, France is from Ohio
It is a shame

Columbus, OH

#20 Feb 20, 2010
What a nice story, to bad they did not have enough time to include more African American, Black, or negro (as stated in the 50's and 60's) artist. The music made a great impact to all America. How can some of you be so mean and negative, I'm sure there is a song title for your mean spirit.....Who let the dogs out!
Low down dirty shame

Columbus, OH

#21 Feb 20, 2010
February is a time set aside to share Black History with all. Thank you Jerry for sharing. It is a crying shame that some of you don't even want blacks to have a minute of history, let alone a month, especially since we have a Black man in the White House. Get off it! You celebrate everyday, every time we are overlooked because of the color of our skin. You celebrate daily, get over it, most of the things you use today were invented by Blacks! Next time you turn on a light in your house think about it!
It is a shame

Columbus, OH

#22 Feb 20, 2010
Low down dirty shame wrote:
February is a time set aside to share Black History with all. Thank you Jerry for sharing. It is a crying shame that some of you don't even want blacks to have a minute of history, let alone a month, especially since we have a Black man in the White House. Get off it! You celebrate everyday, every time we are overlooked because of the color of our skin. You celebrate daily, get over it, most of the things you use today were invented by Blacks! Next time you turn on a light in your house think about it!
You are so correct!!! Thanks for you insight!

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