Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home

Motown: Speaking in the Streets - BBC R4

GUEST,S Byers 29 May 14 - 06:44 PM
Share Thread
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:

Subject: Motown: Speaking in the Streets - BBC R4
From: GUEST,S Byers
Date: 29 May 14 - 06:44 PM

Please does anyone have an MP3 of this programme. Many thanks.

In 1970, Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown, set up a Motown spoken word label. It was called Black Forum and recorded poetry, civil rights speeches, African-American soldiers in Vietnam and more. The label closed in 1973 after eight releases. In recent years those releases have started to attract interest and some have been reissued. What has been revealed is a powerful testament to the African-American experience at a turbulent time in American society. The financial educator and spoken word record collector Alvin Hall listens to the recordings and talks to those who were involved in their making.

Programme Contributors:

Theatre Director and Producer Woodie King Jr., Producer of "Black Spirits: Festival of New Poets in America", and "It's Nation Time: African Visionary Music"; Professor Suzanne E Smith, author of "Dancing in the Street: Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit"; Pat Thomas, author of "Listen Whitey: The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965 - 1975"; Elaine Brown, singer songwriter of the album "Elaine Brown" and former leader of the Black Panthers; Suzanne de Passe, former Creative Director and President of Motown; Amiri Baraka, star of "Black Spirits: Festival of New Poets in America", "It's Nation Time: African Visionary Music" and civil rights activist, poet, and writer

Black Forum releases:

Dr Martin Luther King Jr. - Why I Oppose The War In Vietnam; Stokely Carmichael - Free Huey; Langston Hughes and Margaret Danner - Writers Of The Revolution; Guess Who's Coming Home - Black Fighting Men Recorded Live In Vietnam; Ossie Davis and Bill Cosby - Address The Congressional Black Caucus; Black Spirits - Festival of New Black Poets in America; Inamu Amiri Baraka - It's Nation Time; Elaine Brown - Elaine Brown

Producer Ekene Akalawu.

Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")

Mudcat time: 17 January 10:27 PM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.