Cover art for the cassette tape version of the Larnelle Harris album From A Servant's Heart.

Cover art for the Burning Whispers album by flutist Nestor Torres, formerly of the Miami Sound Machine.

Back cover art for the Rapute album by Anita Baker, which features both "Sweet Love" and "No One In The World".

I do not own these examples of music album cover art or the following samples of popular songs.

My List of Favorite Songs by Persons of Color***

  1. Black Magic Woman by Santana from Abraxis in 1970 (video)
  2. No One In The World by Anita Baker from Rapture in 1986 (mp3)
  3. Shine by Salvador from Dismiss The Mystery from 2006 (mp3)
  4. Mambo Sensual by Nestor Torres from Burning Whispers in 1994 (mp3)
  5. Someone Like You by Russell Watson and Cleopatra Higgins from The Voice in 2000 (mp3)
  6. I Will Glory in The Cross by Larnelle Harris from From A Servant's Heart in 1986 (mp3)
  7. Dangerous by Natalie Cole from Dangerous in 1985 (mp3 & video)
  8. Come On In Out Of The Rain by Wendy Moten from Wendy Moten in 1992 (mp3)
  9. Cafe Con Leche by Nestor Torres from Burning Whispers in 1994 (mp3)
  10. Everybody Rejoice (aka A Brand New Day) from The Wiz-Original Soundtrack in 1978 (mp3)
  11. The Sweetest Days by Vanessa Williams from The Sweetest Days in 1994 (mp3)
  12. Back Stabbers by The O'Jays from Back Stabbers in 1972 (mp3)
  13. We Are The World by The USA for Africa in 1985 (mp3)
  14. Always by Atlantic Starr from All in the Name of Love in 1987 (mp3)
  15. As by Stevie Wonder from Songs in the Key of Life in 1976 (mp3)
  16. Think by Aretha Franklin from Aretha Now in 1968 (mp3)
  17. Badman's Song by Tears for Fears from The Seeds Of Love in 1989 (mp3): the female voice is Oleta Adams
  18. Purple Haze by The Jimi Hendrix Experience from Are Your Experienced in 1967 (mp3)
  19. Jump by The Pointer Sisters from Break Out in 1983 (mp3)
  20. Key West by The Village People from Macho Man in 1978 (mp3):  Featuring the awesome Victor Willis.
  21. Kiss From A Rose by Seal from Seal in 1995 (mp3)
  22. Power of Love/Love Power by Luther Vandross from Power of Love in 1991 (mp3)
  23. Sweet Love by Anita Baker from Rapture in 1986 (mp3)
  24. The Colour of Love by Billy Ocean from Tear Down These Walls in 1988 (mp3)
  25. Party at Ground Zero by Fishbone from Fishbone on 1985 (mp3)
  26. In Your Eyes by Jeffery Osborne from Emotional in 1986 (mp3)
  27. So Close to Love by Wendy Moten from Wendy Moten in 1992 (mp3)
  28. If Ever You're In My Arms Again by Peabo Bryson from Straight From The Heart in 1984 (mp3)
  29. I Can't Get Next to You by The Temptations from Puzzle People in 1969 (mp3)
  30. Take Five by Grover Washington, Jr. from Next Exit in 1992 (mp3)
  31. Too Legit To Quit by Hammer from Too Legit To Quit in 1991 (mp3):  "3rd Best Video Ever, behind "Gangnam Style" and "Lopan Style"."
  32. Someone That I Used to Love by Natalie Cole from Don't Look Back in 1980 (mp3)
  33. Who's Holding Donna Now by DeBarge from Rhythm of the Night in 1985 (mp3)
  34. The First Noel by BeBe and CeCe Winans from David Foster's Christmas Album in 1993 (mp3)
  35. On The Wings of Love by Jeffrey Osborne from Jeffrey Osborne in 1982 (mp3)
  36. Somewhere, Out There by Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram from An American Tail in 1986 (mp3)
  37. What a Feeling by Alex Gaudino featuring Kelly Rowland from the single in 2011 (video):  "I do love that video."
  38. Don't Know Much by Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville from Cry Like A Rainstorm, Howl Like The Wind in 1989 (mp3)
  39. Breathe Again by Toni Braxton from Toni Braxton in 1993 (mp3)
  40. Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In by The 5th Dimension from The Age of Aquarius in 1969 (mp3)
  41. Lonesome Saxophone Part 1 by Grady Gaines from Gulf Coast Blues in 1990 (mp3)
  42. I've Got You by Marc Anthony from Mended in 2002 (video)
  43. Wake Up And Dream by Richie Havens from Simple Things in 1987 (mp3)
  44. Everybody's Everything by Santana from Santana III in 1971 (mp3)
  45. I Miss My Time With You by Larnelle Harris from From A Servant's Heart in 1986 (mp3)
  46. The Macherana by Los Del Rio from A Mi Me Gusta in 1993 (mp3)
  47. Deeper by Nancy Wilson from Forbidden Lover in 1987 (mp3)
  48. Heaven by Paul Jackson, Jr. from A River in The Desert in 1993 (mp3)

  ***  Chosen by Galactically Renowned Music Critic Mike Kimbro

Cover art of the Wendy Moten debut album by female singer Wendy Moten.

Abraxas by Santana.




Cover art for the Seal CD by Seal.

Cover art for the cassette tape version of the Fishbone album by the African-American group Fishbone, on which "Party at Ground Zero" is my favorite song.




Cover art for the Simple Things CD by Richie Havens.

Cover art of the Evolution CD by Oleta Adams, signed at a concert at a venue in Dallas, TX.




Cover art for the album The Comfort Zone by Vanessa Williams.








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