Category: Black Music Roots

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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...

Songs For The Spirit — Part 1

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Part I & II The popularity of nihilistic and satanic rock music has been blamed for the rise of violence among American youth. The influence of music in American culture is immeasurable. One case in point is th...

A Tribute to Eubie Blake

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his great entertainer’s life personifies the Black Experience on Broadway, beginning with his smash hit "Shuffle Along'' and near the end of his life with a Broadway tribute to him: "Eubie." An intimate chat with Eubi...

There Was A Time

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Ralph Cooper, founder of the Original Harlem Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater, was an icon of the Apollo legacy for decades.  This long tradition ended at his death on August 4, 1992.  During his long career, Ralph...

Richard Pryor: Rap I

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God’s Prodigy

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Profile of a seven-year-old maestro (510)

Songs For The Spirit — Part 2

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Part I & II The popularity of nihilistic and satanic rock music has been blamed for the rise of violence among American youth. The influence of music in American culture is immeasurable. One case in point is th...

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...