TBJ #1409 – WHERE WAS ROCK-N-ROLL 35 YEARS AGO? Many people and many styles of music influenced Rock and Roll. The styles included Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Bluegrass, Boogie-Woogie, and Rockabilly. Each was a major factor into the introduction of a new style of music called Rock ‘N’ Roll. Tony Brown, and his guest, Charles Brown, discuss the evolution of Rock-N-Roll in this 1991 Tony Brown Productions, Inc. episode.
Tony Brown’s upcoming and final book: “Walking Between The Raindrops” For info on the contents and the release date click: www.TonyBrownsJournal.com/Upcoming-Book
TBJ #2606 -- THE HISTORY OF BLACK MUSIC -- PART 1: Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) create a unique music history lesson on stage in Las Vegas in this vocal extravaganza. Choirs, groups and soloists from the nation’s Black colleges showcase their talents in riveting stage performances.
TBJ #2607 -- THE HISTORY OF BLACK MUSIC -- PART 2: Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) create a unique music history lesson on stage in Las Vegas in this vocal extravaganza. Choirs, groups and soloists from the nation’s Black colleges showcase their talents in riveting stage performances.
TBJ #2522 -- LIONEL HAMPTON: A GRACE NOTE: Musician extraordinaire Lionel Hampton died on August 31, 2002 at the age of 94. His legacy as a musician, statesman, humanitarian and close friend of the Bush family are chronicled on this program. Tony Brown also remembers this music legend's love for the little guy.
TBJ #204 – A TRIBUTE TO EUBIE BLAKE: This is an intimate and exclusive chat with Eubie Blake. Eubie Blake's life personifies the Black experience on Broadway, beginning with his smash hit "Shuffle Along'' in 1921 and in 1978 with a tribute to him -- "Eubie."
TBJ #1207 – “FORGOTTEN LEGENDS OF JAZZ:” Guest Donald Byrd shares with Tony Brown and a live studio audience his career in Jazz. As a sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd was known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while remaining a jazz artist. As a bandleader, Byrd was an influence on the early career of Herbie Hancock. But we will always remember “Bye, Bye, Black Bird.”
TONY BROWN IS …
- Coordinator of the “Walk To Freedom with Martin Luther King, Jr. March” in Detroit (1963), according to the July 29, 1963 edition of Business Week magazine, “the largest civil rights march in history.”
- WINNER of the prestigious silver circle award from the national academy of television arts & sciences
- Dean Emeritus and Professor, Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, Hampton University
- First and Founding Dean and Professor, School of Communications, Howard University
- 2015-2016 National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame Inductee
- Black Emmy Nominee – 1989 Special Recognition Award Winner
- “Tony Brown’s Journal” (TV series): “The Most Complete and Thoughtful Record of African-American Opinion.”