Category: Black Music Roots

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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, ...

The 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 go...

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)

Uptown at the Apollo

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Richard Pryor, Sammy Davis, Jr., Stevie Wonder and Sam Moore are among the artists who have had their names in lights outside of the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem. They appear with Tony Brown when he turns the pa...

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)

Jazz Tribute

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God is Ahead by 13 Percent

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Sales for gospel music have grown by 13 percent while they are down by 24 percent for the Hip Hop genre and other popular music forms.  Vicki Mack Lataillade, president of Gospo Centric Records, founded her company wi...

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...

Duke Ellington: A Billy Taylor Salute

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