Coffee Break: Groundbreaking diversity

Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix performing onstage, as featured in the six-part PBS documentary series, "Icon: Music Through the Lens." (Baron Wolman)

This morning for Vinyl Tap Jill played The Foundations, a British soul band who were the first multi-racial group to have a No. 1 song in the UK. Music always pushes the boundaries and has even helped to breakdown racial barriers.

Let's honor the bands that broke down racial barriers in the way we do best - with music!

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what bands with groundbreaking diversity do you want to hear?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

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Songs played

Sly and the Family Stone - Everyday People
Booker T. and the M.G.'s - Green Onions
The Specials - A Message to You, Rudy
The Equals - Baby Come Back
Santana - Evil Ways
Willie and The Bumblebees - Shoot Straight

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