Category: Black Music Roots
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"Thank God, " an African-American DocuOpera shares the legacy of our past sufferings and achievements through music. We now know that the Black Church is Africa's musical gift to America and America's only original co...
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The pages of radio history are turned back to examine the treatment of Blacks during radio's Golden Age. (319)
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A profile of Black-owned radio station WBLS in New York City that is ranked number one in the country. Guest: Percy Sutton and Pierre Sutton. 404
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Profile of a seven-year-old maestro (510)
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Numerous books have been written about pop star Michael Jackson. However, the book “Michael Jackson: The Man Behind the Mask” is significant because it was written by Jackson insider Bob Jones. Jones was Jackson’s pub...
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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 c...
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A look at some of the differences between Black and White music. Performances by Santana, George Duke and Billy Joel. Guests: Harold Wheeler, composer, arranger and conductor. Wheeler’s arrangements include such hit...
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It's 1983 and Sammy Davis and I sit down and reflect on his television interview with me in 1971. Sammy Davis says, "I’ve survived where other cats would have been down the tubes. A lot of people don’t like themselv...