Category: Black Music Roots

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Lionel Hampton: A Grace Note

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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 re...

The Woman Who Fought Rap

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(C. DeLores Tucker) This Black leader took on the roughest crowd in the neighborhood and told them what she thought of them while many mask their opinions or run from the subject. (2627)

Sam and Dope

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Jazz Tribute

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The Black Roots of Music — Part II (Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker)

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Parts I & II. The revered Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, aide to MLK and university scholar, musically demonstrates with a 100-member choir how Black Americans wrote their true history in musical notes and explains how Bla...

B-BOP

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New Millennium Music

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Gospel music revenues were 11 percent higher over the industry average last year.   Music scholar Eric Christian attributes this growth to savvy imaging, more sophisticated marketing and the emergence of varied ethnic...

Music Legends

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This edition features the thoughts and music of some of the world’s most talented legendary entertainers, including Eubie Blake, Chuck Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Hampton and Charles Brown. Guests: Eubie Blake, ...

Martha Reeves In A New Galaxy

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MOTOWN. I was in Detroit. Where were you and what were you doing when you first heard classics “Dancing in the Street,” “Jimmy Mack” and “Heat Wave.” Martha Reeves was one of Motown’s singing icons at the peak of her ...

The Sister Souljah Controversy: Q&A with Tony

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It all began when The Washington Post quoted rap performer Sister Souljah as saying: “If Black people kill Black people every day, why not have a week and kill White people.” (1523)