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 ...

Michael Jackson: Behind The Mask

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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...

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...

Latin Jazz: A Billy Taylor Musical Salute

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SALUTES TO MUSIC GREATS (4008)

Black and White Music: The Melting Pot Music

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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 hits ...

Thank God: An Aframerican Docu-Opera — Part 1

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"The music of the black religious experience," contends Tony Brown, host of the televised "Journal" that bears his name, "is the primary root of all music born in the United States." (804)

A Music Legend Without A Home

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Music legend Chuck Jackson discusses his career. (1718)