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Black Guitar Goddesses




The love of music and musicianship is a common theme throughout my blog (hint, hint). Inspired by a picture of Norma Jean Wofford “The Duchess“ & my own personal devotions, I decided to compile a list featuring Black women guitarists. Women , in general ,  are usually not known for this skill , and Black women even more scarcely . Despite there being many highly skilled Black women guitarists throughout recent musical history . Although their impact usually goes unacknowledged, it is immense & undeniable! The Music ! the Talent! & the Glamour ! Thank You to all the musicians on this list for being you! your dedication , & contributions!!! To those below who are no longer with us , Rest in Paradise Queens. Click their names for more info! Take a look below, xo






The Godmother of Rock & Roll herself ! 
listen to her : Youtube











Queen of Cool
listen to her : youtube  











Blues Queen ! 
listen to her : youtube








Elizabeth Cotten 

listen to her : youtube 









Odetta 
The Folk Pioneer 
listen to her : youtube













Barbara Lynn
my fave of hers is Hello Stranger
listen to her : youtube  













Queen Mother of electric guitar 
lead guitarist for Bo Diddley 
listen to her : youtube 





replaced lady bo as guitarist in Bo Diddley's Band 
listen to her : youtube 














Sylvia Robinson
listen to her : youtube 
Aside from being a skilled guitarist she is also the “Mother of Hip-Hop” with her founding of Sugar Hill Records. We owe EVERYTHING to her ! Thank you so much Sylvia !  


















Willa Mae Buckner 
listen to her : youtube 

Her biography is a must read! Learning about how cool she was has me tearing up,  Love You Willa !









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