Category: Black Music Roots

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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 ...

A Rap Against Rap

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Pernicious words like “nigger” have become standard gutter talk among a “gangsta” subculture of African-Americans who call themselves rap artists. One black writer, columnist and cartoonist for the Tacoma Tribune got ...

The History of Black Music — Part 2

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Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) create a unique music history lesson on stage in Vegas in this vocal extravaganza. Choirs, groups and soloists from the nation’s Black colleges showcase their talen...

The History of Black Music — Part 1

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Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) create a unique music history lesson on stage in Vegas in this vocal extravaganza. Choirs, groups and soloists from the nation’s Black colleges showcase their talen...

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...

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, ...

A Music Legend Without A Home

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Music legend Chuck Jackson discusses his career. (1718)

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)

Where Was Rock N Roll 35 Years Ago

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Musician Charles Brown. (1409)

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...