Date Pegs » Black History Month

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This Black History Month Special features celebrated writers Hanif Abdurraqib and Clint Smith, with music from genre-bending powerhouse Melanie Cha...

Bought by WYSU, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WWNO, WNPR Connecticut and more


  • Added: Jan 25, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 26
Caption: Kenrick McRae has been stopped by Montreal police dozens of times since moving to the city in 2006. Some months, he says, he has been pulled over up to 15 times., Credit: Submitted by Kenrick McRae
One evening in 2015, Montrealer Kenrick McRae was pulled over by police. The officer told him his licence plate lights weren’t bright enough. So af...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KWMR, Nevada Public Radio, WCPN, WXXI Rochester and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 18
Caption: Acclaimed author Esi Edugyan , Credit: House of Anansi
What happens when some people's stories get erased, neglected, forgotten in the making of our collective history? And how can we reclaim the storie...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2022
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Acclaimed author Esi Edugyan , Credit: House of Anansi
What happens when some people's stories get erased, neglected, forgotten in the making of our collective history? And how can we reclaim the storie...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2022
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Acclaimed author Esi Edugyan , Credit: House of Anansi
What happens when some people's stories get erased, neglected, forgotten in the making of our collective history? And how can we reclaim the storie...

Bought by Boise State Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 04, 2022
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Acclaimed author Esi Edugyan , Credit: House of Anansi
What happens when some people's stories get erased, neglected, forgotten in the making of our collective history? And how can we reclaim the storie...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2022
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Acclaimed author Esi Edugyan , Credit: House of Anansi
What happens when some people's stories get erased, neglected, forgotten in the making of our collective history? And how can we reclaim the storie...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2022
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Acclaimed author Esi Edugyan , Credit: House of Anansi
What happens when some people's stories get erased, neglected, forgotten in the making of our collective history? And how can we reclaim the storie...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2022
  • Length: 58:59
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This year’s discussion will focus on how Dr. King leveraged the influence of artists in the civil rights movement and how that legacy of activism i...

Bought by KRPS, KMUN, WWNO, WJFF, KUT and more


  • Added: Jan 27, 2022
  • Length: 53:29
  • Purchases: 18
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This time on The Children's Hour we explore black history through music. We've put together a special playlist of songs to educate about a few of t...

Bought by KCHU, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KRSC, KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio), KSTK and more


  • Added: Feb 22, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Mavis Staples, Credit: Michael Ochs Archives
A music and talk celebration of the indomitable spirit and talent that Mavis Staples has shown over a career that tacks from the late 1940’s, into ...

Bought by KMSU, KFCF FM, KSUT, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KZMU Moab Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 31, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Mavis Staples, Credit: Michael Ochs Archives
Hour 2 of a music and talk celebration of the indomitable spirit and talent that Mavis Staples has shown over a career that tacks from the late 194...

Bought by KMSU, KFCF FM, KSUT, KUNM, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota and more


  • Added: Feb 01, 2022
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 12
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These are three shorter segments of different lengths that focus on early innovation in Black public media. These segments can be aired separately;...

Bought by WSLR, WFHB, KMUN, KLCC, KUNM and more


  • Added: Feb 02, 2021
  • Length: 15:37
  • Purchases: 21
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In the first half of the hour, we hear how African American musicians found more acceptance as major record companies recognized the crossover appe...

Bought by WUKY, KMUN, KCLU, WDCB, WGTE Public Media and more


  • Added: Jan 25, 2021
  • Length: 51:56
  • Purchases: 62
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In the fifties and sixties, Black DJs did more than play music -- they were among the first messengers of the civil rights movement. In the second ...

Bought by WUKY, WGBH Radio Boston, KCLU, WDCB, WGTE Public Media and more


  • Added: Jan 25, 2021
  • Length: 51:59
  • Purchases: 63
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Women -- both on and off the air -- have had substantial roles in the development and power of Black radio, including African American station owne...

Bought by WUKY, WGBH Radio Boston, KCLU, WDCB, WGTE Public Media and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2021
  • Length: 52:01
  • Purchases: 63
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From the 1940s onward, legendary Black deejays created unique, ear-catching styles.

Bought by WUKY, WGBH Radio Boston, KCLU, WDCB, WGTE Public Media and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2021
  • Length: 51:58
  • Purchases: 63
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Jack Cooper's popular program in Chicago debuted in 1929; he helped pioneer the DJ format and was the first to air news and sports coverage for Bla...

Bought by WUKY, WGBH Radio Boston, KCLU, WDCB, WGTE Public Media and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2021
  • Length: 52:00
  • Purchases: 64
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The series opens by traveling to the 1920s to hear how Black Americans fought for space on radio airwaves. Then, we hear about programs in the 1940...

Bought by WUKY, KCLU, WDCB, WGBH Radio Boston, WGTE Public Media and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2021
  • Length: 51:59
  • Purchases: 70
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Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was is the story of radio’s role in the 20th century transformation of the African American community. First aired ...

Bought by WGTE Public Media, KCLU, KUNM, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, Boise State Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 38
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"A Big Seed in the Big Apple" - An exploration of the Harlem Renaissance's impact on western classical music, featuring performances by the Harlem ...

Bought by WGTE Public Media, Texas Public Radio, WXXI Rochester, and Louisville Public Media


  • Added: Jun 08, 2022
  • Length: 58:02
  • Purchases: 4
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"Classical Activism" - Stories and music that shine a light on the work of Nina Simone, Paul Robeson, and Robert Shaw.

Bought by WGTE Public Media, Louisville Public Media, WXXI Rochester, and Texas Public Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2022
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 4
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"The Motherland" - A celebration of music that highlights the sights and sounds of Africa, featuring a performance by the Buskaid Soweto String Ens...

Bought by WGTE Public Media, Louisville Public Media, WXXI Rochester, and Texas Public Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2022
  • Length: 58:03
  • Purchases: 4
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"Black Futurism and Imagination" - A collection of 21st century works by Ozie Cargile, Jessie Montgomery, and more.

Bought by WGTE Public Media, Louisville Public Media, WXXI Rochester, and Texas Public Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2022
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 4
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"Building America" - Music and stories that center the impact of Black diversity in early America, including Gottschalk's Symphony No. 1 and the vi...

Bought by WGTE Public Media, Louisville Public Media, WXXI Rochester, and Texas Public Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2022
  • Length: 58:02
  • Purchases: 4
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"The Movies" - A look at Black achievement in film and film music featuring works by Quincy Jones, Michael Abels, and Terrence Blanchard.

Bought by WGTE Public Media, Louisville Public Media, WXXI Rochester, and Texas Public Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2022
  • Length: 58:02
  • Purchases: 4
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"Women of the Movement" - A celebration of Black women in western classical music, featuring the newly-recorded "Montgomery Variations" by Margaret...

Bought by Georgia Public Broadcasting, Louisville Public Media, WGTE Public Media, WXXI Rochester, and Texas Public Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2022
  • Length: 58:02
  • Purchases: 5
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"Engaging the Canon" - Traditional works from western Europe as performed by Stewart Goodyear, the Kanneh Mason family, and more.

Bought by Georgia Public Broadcasting, Louisville Public Media, WGTE Public Media, Interlochen Public Radio, WXXI Rochester and more


  • Added: May 26, 2022
  • Length: 58:02
  • Purchases: 6
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"A Musical Founding Father" - The life and times of Duke Ellington, featuring his orchestral suite, "Three Black Kings" and other works that blend ...

Bought by Georgia Public Broadcasting, Louisville Public Media, WGTE Public Media, Interlochen Public Radio, WXXI Rochester and more


  • Added: May 26, 2022
  • Length: 58:02
  • Purchases: 6
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"Take Me to Church" - An acknowledgement of the unique role of the Black church over the course of the 20th century and beyond with performances by...

Bought by Georgia Public Broadcasting, Louisville Public Media, WGTE Public Media, Interlochen Public Radio, WXXI Rochester and more


  • Added: May 26, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 6
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"Negro Melodies" - A revisit to post-reconstruction era America and the hopes cultivated during this time through music by Dvorak, Burleigh, and more.

Bought by Georgia Public Broadcasting, Louisville Public Media, WGTE Public Media, Interlochen Public Radio, WXXI Rochester and more


  • Added: May 26, 2022
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 6

  • Added: May 26, 2022
  • Length: :31
  • Purchases: 5

  • Added: Feb 03, 2021
  • Length: 56:58
  • Purchases: 15

  • Added: Feb 03, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 14

  • Added: Feb 03, 2021
  • Length: 56:59
  • Purchases: 14
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Paul Freeman the musician, conductor, and recording artist

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, Interlochen Public Radio, WGTE Public Media, Northwest Public Broadcasting, WRTI and more


  • Added: Feb 03, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 13

  • Added: Feb 03, 2021
  • Length: 56:59
  • Purchases: 13

  • Added: Feb 03, 2021
  • Length: 56:59
  • Purchases: 13

  • Added: Feb 03, 2021
  • Length: 56:59
  • Purchases: 13

  • Added: Jan 28, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 13

  • Added: Jan 28, 2021
  • Length: 56:59
  • Purchases: 14

  • Added: Jan 20, 2021
  • Length: 56:59
  • Purchases: 13

  • Added: Jan 20, 2021
  • Length: 56:59
  • Purchases: 14
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Dvorak falls in love with "Negro melodies" on his trip to America.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, Interlochen Public Radio, WGTE Public Media, Northwest Public Broadcasting, Georgia Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Jan 20, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 14

  • Added: Jan 20, 2021
  • Length: 56:59
  • Purchases: 14
Caption: Portrait of a young black woman, seated, holding nine string banjo , Credit: Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
We trace the history of this most American of instruments from its ancestors in West Africa through the Caribbean and American South and into the p...

Bought by KUCB, KOSU, WSLR, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KWMR and more


  • Added: Feb 17, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
Caption: Kenrick McRae has been stopped by Montreal police dozens of times since moving to the city in 2006. Some months, he says, he has been pulled over up to 15 times., Credit: Submitted by Kenrick McRae
One evening in 2015, Montrealer Kenrick McRae was pulled over by police. The officer told him his licence plate lights weren’t bright enough. So af...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KWMR, Nevada Public Radio, WCPN, WXXI Rochester and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 18
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Born to enslaved parents on a Mississippi plantation during the Civil War, Ida B. Wells emerged as a powerful investigative journalist. She overcam...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KCPW Salt Lake City, KJZZ, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, The Pulse--Messiah College Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 11, 2019
  • Length: 52:58
  • Purchases: 84
Caption: Gomes de Zurara, the Portuguese inventor of blackness (and whiteness), highlighted, on The Monument to the Discoveries in Lisbon, Portugal. , Credit: Harvey Barrison
One-hour historical documentary that tells the story of the construction of race, and racism, as we live with them today.

Bought by KUNM, KWMR, KCPW Salt Lake City, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WBHM and more


  • Added: Oct 22, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 121
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Written and Produced by David Freudberg, in association with WGBH. This one-hour Humankind documentary examines how America responded to a massive ...

Bought by KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WYAP, KMXT, KMUN and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 98
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On the next Another View, we begin our “Race: Let’s Talk About It” conversation with filmmaker Karen Thorsen, creator of the documentary “James B...

Bought by WYAP, KTSW 89.9, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., KMUN, KUGS Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Oct 27, 2017
  • Length: 54:31
  • Purchases: 14
Caption: Shannon Cason's Homemade Stories: The Struggle is Real
In this one-hour special, Homemade Stories: The Struggle is Real, award-winning storyteller Shannon Cason (The Moth, Snap Judgment) takes us on a j...

Bought by WCMU Michigan, KJZZ, Capital Public Radio, Boise State Public Radio, KUAT and more


  • Added: Dec 11, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 55
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"Say It Loud" traces the last 50 years of black history through stirring, historically important speeches by African Americans from across the poli...

Bought by KSUT, KRCU Public Radio, WITF, WFAE, WDDE and more


  • Added: Feb 16, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 76
Caption: Alfre Woodard
From The Kitchen Sisters and PRX, a Black History Month Special: "Can Do: Stories of Black Visionaries, Seekers, and Entrepreneurs," with host, Gol...

Bought by WJCT, WITF, KSUT, WAMU, KUAT and more


  • Added: Jan 12, 2009
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 123
Caption: Legenday Philadelphia disc jockey Georgie Woods, Credit: Temple Urban Archives
Starting in the 1950s, Black radio stations around the country became the pulse of African-American communities, and served as their megaphone duri...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, WYAP, KSUT, WJFF, KMUN and more


  • Added: Jan 08, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 75
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State of the Re:Union has made it an annual tradition to commemorate Black History Month with a special episode exploring lesser known corners of A...

Bought by Classic107.3, KFAI Minneapolis, Georgia Public Broadcasting, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., KICI Iowa City and more


  • Added: Feb 06, 2015
  • Length: 53:52
  • Purchases: 42
Caption: King Poster, Credit: Nicolene DuToit
King Stories is a one hour documentary of captivating stories told by close friends and associates of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Host Julian Bond,...

Bought by WJFF, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, RadioStPete Florida, KPCC, KGOU and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2015
  • Length: 54:26
  • Purchases: 73
Caption: White students protest integration at the University of Mississippi in 1962. No state in the South was more resistant to the struggle for black equality. , Credit: Photograph by Flip Schulke/CORBIS
Mississippi occupies a distinct and dramatic place in the history of America’s civil rights movement. No state in the South was more resistant to t...

Bought by WCMU Michigan, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KUAT, KPBS, CI Dolphin Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 16, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 29
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We talk with acclaimed biographer James McGrath Morris about his just-released biography, Ethel Payne, First Lady Of The Black Press. Few Americans...

Bought by WJCT, KMUN, KAZU Seaside, Calif., WFDD, WRGY and more


  • Added: Feb 17, 2015
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
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Dramatization - largest mass-escape of slaves in Amer history - PROMOS ATTACHED

Bought by WAMU, KFAI Minneapolis, PRX to iTunes, WRPI, KGOU and more


  • Added: Jan 08, 2004
  • Length: 54:10
  • Purchases: 28
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Martin Luther King Jr.'s journey to a philosophy of nonviolence and his lasting legacy as a peace proponent is recalled in interviews with his daug...

Bought by WJFF, High Plains Public Radio, Northwest Public Broadcasting, WHCP-LP Cambridge, KUOW and more


  • Added: Jan 06, 2005
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 99
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The life and thought of sociologist, historian, philosopher, editor, writer, and activist W.E.B. DuBois.

Bought by KMUN, KSKQ, KUAT, Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and more


  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 17
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Is there still a place for political unity among African-Americans?

Bought by KSKQ, KSKQ, WRNC-LP, WHFR, and KKRN


  • Added: Jan 11, 2013
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Langston Hughes, an enduring icon of the Harlem Renaissance, is best-known for his written work, which wedded his fierce dedication to social justi...

Bought by Georgia Public Broadcasting, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WVIA, WNMU-FM, KCSM and more


  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 58
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Sound Opinions explores the music of the Civil Rights Era. From Bob Dylan to Odetta to the Staples Singers, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot remark...

Bought by WBHM, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, KUAT, WLRH, KSFR and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 51
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Perfect for Black History Month (February), this one-hour special tells the story of Duke Ellington's musical "Jump for Joy"

Bought by KSUT, KCSM, WLRH, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, Stevan Smith and more


  • Added: Dec 19, 2007
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 34
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The story of "Amazing Grace"- a piece of music that has an extraordinary impact on American history.

Bought by WLRH, WKMS, Prairie Public, Radio New Zealand, 90.5 WSNC and more


  • Added: Dec 04, 2008
  • Length: 50:34
  • Purchases: 8
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In this hour-long special from WQXR and WNYC, host Terrance McKnight interweaves musical examples with Dr. King's own speeches and sermons to illus...

Bought by WGTE Public Media, WORT, WYAP, KUCB, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and more


  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 161
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"a rich tapestry of music, interviews and sound" - Phil Corriveau, Wisconsin Public Radio

Bought by Morehead State Public Radio, WLRH, Prairie Public, Stevan Smith, WFIU and more


  • Added: Feb 02, 2006
  • Length: 58:50
  • Purchases: 62
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From the 1940s to the 1990s, several jazz composers undertook several large-scale orchestral compositions that portrayed the journey of black peopl...

Bought by WSLR, KCSM, Morehead State Public Radio, WLRH, KNAU and more


  • Added: Jan 05, 2010
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 19
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The Life and Legend of Louis Armstrong and “Live a Little!” Learning to Live “A Pretty Healthy Life” … this week on Prime Time Radio.

Bought by WLRH, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., WEMU, WCNY, and WFIU


  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 59:55
  • Purchases: 5
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Master drummer Max Roach recounts his own extraordinary journey, from the era of the Jim Crow south to the creation of modern jazz, from the civil ...

Bought by WSLR, KCSM, KMUW, Morehead State Public Radio, WLRH and more


  • Added: Dec 17, 2007
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 45
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Tunes and tales of African American musical greats including Otis Spann, Little Walter, Big Mama Thornton, Peter Tosh, Billy Preston, Les McCann & ...

Bought by WSLR


  • Added: Feb 01, 2021
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 1