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Playlist: Black Music IS Black History

Compiled By: Paul Ingles

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Producer Paul Ingles gathers his many music documentaries and appreciation programs spotlighting black artists into one powerful playlist that stations and listeners can pull from to celebrate the greats either during February's BLACK HISTORY MONTH or June's BLACK MUSIC APPRECIATION MONTH.

Programs include:

Mavis Staples
Aretha Franklin
B.B. King
James Brown
Little Richard
Otis Redding
Fats Domino
Prince
Chuck Berry
Bo Diddley
Clarence Clemons

Mavis Staples' Soul: A Celebration (Hour 1 of 2)

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

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 the 2020’s. A panel of top notch music writers and scholars reflect on her rich music history, as Paul Ingles hosts a mix of some of her most important and stirring performances. Hour 1 of 2 focuses on her family's early gospel group successes in the 1950's and the beginning of their emergence as civil rights messengers and pop chart leaders in the 1960's and early 1970's.

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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 the 2020’s.  A panel of top notch music writers and scholars reflect on her rich music history, as Paul Ingles hosts a mix of some of her most important and stirring performances.   Hour 1 of 2 focuses on her family's early gospel group successes in the 1950's and the beginning of their emergence as civil rights messengers and pop chart leaders in the 1960's and early 1970's.
Commentators include:   NPR's Ann Powers, Rolling Stone Magazine's Anthony DeCurtis, Staples Biographer Greg Kot, Music Critic Holly Gleason, and music teachers and scholars Aaron Cohen, Birgitta Johnson, and Alisha Lola Jones.


PLAYLIST:

I'll Take You There - Mavis Staples (LIVE)
Come Go With Me - Staples Singers (Short Excerpt)
Be What You Are - Staples Singers (Short Excerpt)
Sha-Na-Boom-Boom - Staples Singers (Short Excerpt)
We'll Get Over - Staples Singers (Short Excerpt)
Respect Yourself - Staples Singers (Short Excerpt)
Do It Again - Staples Singers (Short Excerpt)
Melody Cool - Mavis Staples (Short Excerpt)
Turn Me Arouns - Mavis Staples  (Short Excerpt)
We Get By - Mavis Staples (Short Excerpt)
Build A Bridge - Mavis Staples (Short Excerpt)
Take Us Back - Mavis Staples (Live) (Short Excerpt)
You Are Not Alone - Mavis Staples (Live) 
Will The Circle Be Unbroken - Mavis Staples (Live) (Short Excerpt)
Will The Circle Be Unbroken - Staples Singers
Uncloudy Day - Staples Singers
On My Way To Heaven - Staples Singers
Jacobs Ladder - Staples Singers (short excerpt)
Freedom's Highway - Staples Singers (Live) (Excerpt)
Why Am I (Treated So Bad?) - Staples Singers
Wade In The Water - Staples Singers (:30 Excerpt - Break Music)
A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall - Staples Singers (Short Excerpt)
Blowin' In The Wind - Staples Singers (Excerpt)
Masters of War - Staples Singers (Excerpt)
For What It's Worth - Staples Singers (Excerpt)
We've Got To Get Ourselves Together - Staples Singers (Short Excerpt)
Precious Lord Take My Hand - Mavis Staples / Mahalia Jackson (Short Excerpt From Film "Summer of Soul")
When Will We Be Paid? - Staples Singers 
We'll Get Over - Staples Singers
Respect Yourself - Staples Singers
I'll Take You There - Staples Singers
If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) - Staples Singers (Excerpt)

Mavis Staples' Soul: A Celebration (Hour 2 of 2)

From Paul Ingles | 58:59

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 1940’s, into the 2020’s. A panel of top notch music writers and scholars reflect on her rich music history, as Paul Ingles hosts a mix of some of her most important and stirring performances. Hour 2 of 2 focuses on her family's commercial success of the early 1970's, and how they tried to keep up with trends before eventually discontinuing their recordings as the Staples Singers in the middle 1980's. Then Mavis launched a solo career that bubbled below the radar for many years before taking off in the 21st century.

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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 1940’s, into the 2020’s. A panel of top notch music writers and scholars reflect on her rich music history, as Paul Ingles hosts a mix of some of her most important and stirring performances. Hour 2 of 2 focuses on her family's commercial success of the early 1970's, and how they tried to keep up with trends before eventually discontinuing their recordings as the Staples Singers in the middle 1980's.  Then Mavis launched a solo career that bubbled below the radar for many years before taking off in the 21st century.

Commentators include:   NPR's Ann Powers, Rolling Stone Magazine's Anthony DeCurtis, Staples Biographer Greg Kot, Music Critic Holly Gleason, and music teachers and scholars Aaron Cohen, Birgitta Johnson, and Alisha Lola Jones.

PLAYLIST: 
Oh La De Da - Staples Singers (Excerpt)
My Main Man - Staples Singers (Short Excerpt Bed Music)
Heavy Makes You Happy - Staples Singers (Live at Wattstax) (Excerpt)
I Like The Things About Me - Staples Singers (Live at Wattstax) (Excerpt)
Are You Sure? - Staples Singers - (Live at Wattstax) (Excerpt)
Respect Yourself - Staples Singers (Live at Wattstax) (Short Excerpt)
Let's Do It Again - Staples Singers (Excerpt)
A Piece of the Action - Staples Singers - Soundtrack (Short Excerpt)
The Weight - The Band With The Staples Singers from "The Last Waltz" (Excerpt)
Happy Birthday - Mavis Staples (Live) (Excerpt)
Slippery People - Staples Singers (Excerpt)
Touch A Hand - Mavis Staples (Live) (Excerpt)
Blood Is Thicker Than Time - Mavis Staples 
Time Waits for No One - Mavis Staples (Excerpt)
Melody Cool - Mavis Staples (Excerpt)
You Will Be Moved -Mavis Staples (Excerpt)
Peace To The Neighborhood - Pops Staples (Short Excerpt)
Father Father - Pops Staples (Excerpt)
Have a Little Faith - Mavis Staples (Excerpt)
We Shall Not Be Moved - Mavis Staples (Excerpt)
Don't Knock - Mavis Staples (Excerpt)
One True Vine - Mavis Staples (Excerpt)
Action - Mavis Staples (Excerpt)
If All I Was Was Black - Mavis Staples (Excerpt)
Anytime - Mavis Staples (Excerpt)
MLK Song - Mavis Staples (Excerpt)

Mavis Staples' Soul: A Celebration (Single Hour Version)

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

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 the 2020’s. A panel of top notch music writers and scholars reflect on her rich music history, as Paul Ingles hosts a mix of some of her most important and stirring performances. [This program is a one-hour digest of the recommended 2-hour special.]

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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 the 2020’s.  A panel of top notch music writers and scholars reflect on her rich music history, as Paul Ingles hosts a mix of some of her most important and stirring performances.   The first half focuses on her family's early gospel group successes in the 1950's and the beginning of their emergence as civil rights messengers and pop chart leaders in the 1960's and early 1970's.
Commentators include:   NPR's Ann Powers, Rolling Stone Magazine's Anthony DeCurtis, Staples Biographer Greg Kot, Music Critic Holly Gleason, and music teachers and scholars Aaron Cohen, Birgitta Johnson, and Alisha Lola Jones.
PLAYLIST:

Come Go With Me - Staples Singers (Short Excerpt)
Be What You Are - Staples Singers (Short Excerpt)
Sha-Na-Boom-Boom - Staples Singers (Short Excerpt)
We'll Get Over - Staples Singers (Short Excerpt)
Respect Yourself - Staples Singers (Short Excerpt)
Let's Do It Again - Staples Singers (Short Excerpt)
The Voice - Mavis Staples (Short Excerpt)
Turn Me Around - Mavis Staples  (Short Excerpt)
We Get By - Mavis Staples (Short Excerpt)
Take Us Back - Mavis Staples (Live) (Short Excerpt)
You Are Not Alone - Mavis Staples (Live) 
Will The Circle Be Unbroken - Mavis Staples (Live) (Short Excerpt)
Will The Circle Be Unbroken - Staples Singers
Uncloudy Day - Staples Singers
Jacobs Ladder - Staples Singers (short excerpt)
Freedom Highway - Staples Singers (Live) (Excerpt)
Why Am I (Treated So Bad?) - Staples Singers
A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall - Staples Singers (Short Excerpt)
Blowin' In The Wind - Staples Singers (Excerpt)
For What It's Worth - Staples Singers (Excerpt)
When Will We Be Paid? - Staples Singers (Excerpt)
We'll Get Over - Staples Singers (Excerpt)
Respect Yourself - Staples Singers (Excerpt)
I'll Take You There - Staples Singers (Excerpt)
If You're Ready While (Come Go With Me) - Staples Singers (Excerpt)
Let's Do It Again - Staples Singers (Excerpt)
The Weight - The Band With The Staples Singers from "The Last Waltz" (Excerpt)
Slippery People - Staples Singers (Excerpt)
Time Waits for No One - Mavis Staples (Excerpt)
Melody Cool - Mavis Staples (Excerpt)
You Will Be Moved -Mavis Staples (Excerpt)
Have a Little Faith - Mavis Staples (Excerpt)
We Shall Not Be Moved - Mavis Staples (Excerpt)
Don't Knock - Mavis Staples (Excerpt)
One True Vine - Mavis Staples (Excerpt)
Action - Mavis Staples (Excerpt)
If All I Was Was Black - Mavis Staples (Excerpt)
Anytime - Mavis Staples (Excerpt)
MLK Song - Mavis Staples (Excerpt)


Little Richard: Rock 'n' Roll's Wild Child - An Appreciation

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

A celebration of the whirlwind of early music produced by Richard Penniman, LITTLE RICHARD, who passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the age of 87. In the 1950's and early 1960's, Little Richard threw down the definition of rock ‘n’ roll with a dizzying parade of landmark recordings that have forever been the measuring stick for performers to come later who really wanted to rock. Music documentarian Paul Ingles hosts this hour, that includes top music writers commenting on the power of Little Richard's impact on a style of music that will never die.

Rs-248536-rs-little-richard_small A celebration of the whirlwind of  early music produced by Richard Penniman, LITTLE RICHARD, who passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the age of 87.  In the 1950's and early 1960's, Little Richard threw down the definition of rock ‘n’ roll with a dizzying parade of landmark recordings that have forever been the measuring stick for performers to come later who really wanted to rock.   Music documentarian Paul Ingles hosts this hour, that includes top music writers commenting on the power of Little Richard's impact on a style of music that will never die.  Featured commentators are Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone), Ann Powers (NPR Music), Ashley Kahn (NY Music Writer), and David Kirby (Little Richard Biographer).

Some RESPECT for Aretha

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

Aretha Franklin's over 6 decade career is recalled by music documentarian Paul Ingles and a panel of music writers and commentators.

Aretha-franklin_small Aretha Franklin's over 6 decade career is recalled by music documentarian Paul Ingles and a panel of music writers and commentators in the wake of Aretha's August 2018 passing at the age of 76.

Featured in the program are 20 of Aretha's legendary performances and commentary from Ann Powers of NPR Music, Writer and educator Rob Bowman, writer Ashley Kahn, writer and musician John Kruth, and public radio host Gwen Thompkins.

HIS BLUE HEAVEN: A FATS DOMINO APPRECIATION

From Paul Ingles | 58:58

FATS DOMINO, the pioneering rock 'n' roll legend, passed away October 24, 2017 of natural causes at the age of 89. Music historian and documentarian PAUL INGLES has produced a 59:00 special that showcases Fat's legendary performances. It is a music-intensive hour with heart-felt and informational commentary from Gwen Thompkins, Anthony DeCurtis, Scott Freiman, Nick Spitzer, Ben Sandmill, Rick Coleman and others.

Fatsdomino-mezz_small FATS DOMINO, the pioneering rock 'n' roll legend, passed away Tuesday, October 24 of natural causes at the age of 89.  Music historian and documentarian PAUL INGLES has produced a 59:00 special that showcases Fat's legendary performances.  It is a music-intensive hour with heart-felt and informational commentary from Gwen Thompkins, Anthony DeCurtis, Scott Freiman, Nick Spitzer, Ben Sandmill, Rick Coleman and others.

Chuck Berry and His Disciples

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

A rollicking music intensive salute to the music of Chuck Berry, who passed away at the age of 90 at his home in Missouri, Saturday, March 18, 2017. Music historian Paul Ingles focuses on the music presenting a lively hour of Berry's best loved tunes played by himself and by artists throughout rock 'n' roll's history who have treasured and emulated his music.

Berry1_small A music intensive salute to the music of Chuck Berry, who passed away at the age of 90 at his home in Missouri, Saturday, March 18, 2017.  Music historian Paul Ingles focuses on the music presenting a lively hour of Berry's best loved tunes played by himself and by artists throughout rock 'n' roll's history who have treasured and emulated his music.

Music by Chuck Berry, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, EmmyLou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, The Grateful Dead, Elvis Presley, Electric Light Orchestra and More.

SONGLIST:
Maybelline - Chuck Berry
School Days - Chuck Berry
Rock and Roll Music - The Beatles
Brown-Eyed Handsome Man - Paul McCartney
You Can't Catch Me - John Lennon
Come On - Chuck Berry
Around and Around - The Rolling Stones
Little Queenie - Excerpt - Chuck Berry
Reelin' and Rockin' - Chuck Berry
Carol - Tom Petty and the Heartbreaksers (not in 53:00 show)
Johnny B. Goode - Grateful Dead
The Promised Land - Elvis Presley
Memphis - Excerpt - Chuck Berry
Sweet Little Sixteen - Chuck Berry
You Never Can Tell - Emmylou Harris
Back in the U.S.A. - Linda Ronstadt
Roll Over Beethoven - Electric Light Orchestra
No Particular Place To Go - Chuck Berry

The Emergence of Otis Redding

From Paul Ingles | 01:58:00

A lively ride through the story of the soul star’s all-too-brief career but long-enduring legacy. We’ll hear from other musicians, music writers, fans and family of Otis Redding plus plenty of his most important music. Hour One can stand on its own. Hour Two is a deeper dive into Redding's music and story.

Otis2whisky_small A lively ride through the story of the soul star’s all-too-brief career but long-enduring legacy.  We’ll hear from other musicians, music writers, fans and family of Otis Redding plus plenty of his most important music.  Hour One can stand on its own.  Hour Two is a deeper dive into Redding's music and story.

Guests include:  Redding's daughter Karla Redding-Andrews, Steve Cropper (Booker T & the MG's), Paul Janeway (lead singer of St. Paul & The Broken Bones), James Alexander (bassist/ Bar-Kays), music writers Rob Bowman, Jonathan Gould, Peter Guralnick, Lynell George, Ashley Kahn and Stax Museum Director Jeff Kollath.

Music:

HOUR ONE

These Arms of Mine
Security
Shout Bamalama
Lucille
Pain In My Heart
Mr. Pitiful
I Can't Turn You Loose (Excerpt - Break Music)
That's How Strong My Love Is
Chained and Bound
Respect
I'm Depending on You
Satisfaction
Good To Me
Any Ole Way (Excerpt - Break Music)
Shake
Try A Little Tenderness
Sitting On The Dock of the Bay

HOUR TWO

I've Been Loving You Too Long
Hard To Handle
Destiny
Champange and Wine
You Don't Miss Your Water (Excerpt - Break Music)
Ole Man Trouble
Soul Finger (Background)
Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song)
Nobody's Fault But Mine
Cigarettes and Coffee
Something Is Worrying Me (Excerpt - Break Music)
Day Tripper
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Beatles (Background)
A Day In The Life - Beatles (Background)
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay (Excerpt)
I've Got Dreams To Remember
Love Man (Excerpt)

A Bow To Prince: An Appreciation of The Artist

From Paul Ingles | 58:59

Paul Ingles hosts an hour of music and reflections by his friends and fans of music legend Prince who died April 21, 2016.

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Songs featured-

A Case of You,

Pop Life,

1999,

Diamonds and Pearls,

Baby I’m A Star,

Soft and Wet (Break Music),

Purple Rain,

Kiss,

Nothing Compares to U,

I Feel For You (Break Music),

While My Guitar Gently Weeps,

Sign of the Times,

Baltimore,

Raspberry Beret,

Little Red Corvette (59:00 Version Only)

A Bow To Prince: An Appreciation of The Artist (Hour 2)

From Paul Ingles | 58:57

Music host Paul Ingles continues his appreciation of Prince, the legendary musician who died April 21, 2016 at the age of 57. NPR Music's Ann Powers and other guests remember Prince's life and music. The show features over a dozen of Prince's tunes.

Prince2_small Music host Paul Ingles continues his appreciation of Prince, the legendary musician who died April 21, 2016 at the age of 57.  NPR Music's Ann Powers and other guests remember Prince's life and music.  The show features over a dozen of Prince's tunes.

Songs Include:
Diamonds + Pearl
When Doves Cry
I Wanna Be Your Lover
I would Die For You
7
My Name Is Prince
U Got The Look
Alphabet Street
The Cross
I Can't Make You Love Me
Delirious
Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad
Uptown

B.B.'s Blues: A B.B. King Appreciation (Two Hour Version w/ optional newscast friendly cut)

From Paul Ingles | 01:57:42

A music intensive two-hour program of B.B. King performances that celebrate his long-standing role as the unassailable "King of The Blues." Paul Ingles hosts. B.B. King died in his sleep, Thursday, May 14, 2015 at his home in Las Vegas at the age of 89.

Bb-king-2_small Music host Paul Ingles guides listeners through a two-hour musical tour of both famous and more obscure King masterworks that span his nearly 70 year performing career.  B.B. King died in his sleep, Thursday, May 14, 2015 at his home in Las Vegas at the age of 89.

A hosted one hour version with a newscast friendly cut is also available at PRX (http://www.prx.org/pieces/148892 )  

Note that in each hour, Segment A - ends with a :59 music bed that can be ducked for local anncts. and Segment B - ends with a :59 music bed that can be ducked for local anncts too.  See Timings and Cues for details.

The Best of Clarence Clemons

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

Saxman Clarence Clemons, original member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, died from complications following a stroke, June 18, 2011 at the age of 69. In the first half of this special, some of his signature solos with the E Street Band and Bruce Springsteen's 2017 tribute to Clarence from the Springsteen on Broadway show. In the second part, a few of Clemons' other collaborations and solo work. Paul Ingles produced and hosts.

Cl_arence_small Saxman Clarence Clemons, original member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, died from complications following a stroke, June 18, 2011 at the age of 69.  In the first half of this special, some of his signature solos with the E Street Band and Bruce Springsteen's 2017 tribute to Clarence from the Springsteen on Broadway show.  In the second half, some of Clemons' solo work and other collaborations with artists like Jackson Browne, Darlene Love, Ringo Starr, Aretha Franklin and Lady Gaga.  Paul Ingles produced and hosts.

THE BO DIDDLEY BEAT: The Music of Bo Diddley and His Disciples

From Paul Ingles | 59:01

To mark the passing of rock 'n' roll pioneer Bo Diddley, Paul Ingles hosts an hour of music from Bo's songbook as well as music from some of the many rock and pop stars who borrowed his famous beat.

Bodiddley_small This is a brand new special produced June 3, 2008. To mark the passing of rock 'n' roll pioneer Bo Diddley, Paul Ingles hosts a music-intensive hour of cuts from Bo's songbook as well as songs from some of the many rock and pop stars who borrowed his famous beat. Along with many of Bo Diddley's signature tunes, Ingles showcases music from The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, George Thorogood, Shawn Colvin, Pete Townshend, Joe Jackson, U2 and others - all who crafted songs based on Bo Diddley's famous synchopated beat. This program can be run as 59:00 or at a newscast-friendly 54 minute length. Segment A and Segment B both end with 60 second Bo Diddley music beds that can be dumped to accomodate local announcements. If no announcements, the beds can bridge to the next segment. Also available as a bonus is a 6:30 musical montage that takes the listener from the clapping Bo Diddley beat through several songs that made use of his signature rhythm. Suggested copy for 6:30 feature: INTRO: Rock and Roll Pioneer Bo Diddley died Monday, June 3 of heart failure. He was 79. In the late 1950's and early 1960's, many of his hits were characterized by an infectious beat that had its roots in West Africa but was modernized and popularized in Bo Diddley's music. Scores of musicians emulated it through the years. Many wrote and performed tunes with the familiar rhythm promiinently heard. Producer Paul Ingles collected a bunch of them into this montage to honor Bo Diddley's on-going impact on rock and pop music. OUTRO: We heard the music of Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, Pete Townshend, Bruce Springsteen, Joe Jackson, U2, Bow Wow Wow, George Michael and Shawn Colvin - all utilizing the famous Bo Diddley rhythmic beat. Bo Diddley died Monday, June 3 at the age of 79. SONG LIST for Feature: Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley Not Fade Away - Rolling Stones Magic Bus - Pete Townshend She's The One - Bruce Springsteen Sunday Papers - Joe Jackson Desire - U2 I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow Faith - George Michael Object of My Affection - Shawn Colvin (plays out piece)

In Search of James Brown: An Appreciation (58:00 / 53:00 / 29:00 or 6:30 Feature)

From Paul Ingles | 57:57

In 1999, radio producers Paul Ingles and Joe Warnes went in pursuit of an interview with the Godfather of Soul, James Brown at a tour stop in Albuquerque. As they pursued a private audience with Brown, they managed to capture his essence by talking to fans and handlers and by taking listeners inside the arena for a taste of a James Brown show. Offered here in a 29 minute doc and a 6:30 excerpt. A Bonus Music Sweep is added for Stations Needing 53:00 or 58:00 Hours.

Jamesbrown2_small To mark the legendary career of James Brown, give your listeners this special treat. In 1999, radio producers Paul Ingles and Joe Warnes went in pursuit of an interview with the Godfather of Soul, James Brown at a tour stop in Albuquerque. As they pursued a private audience with Brown, they managed to capture his essence by talking to fans and handlers and by taking listeners inside the arena for a taste of a James Brown show. Offered here in a 29 minute program and a 6:30 featurette. The featurette would require the following hard lead that would include your own copy on Brown's death. Featurette Suggested lead detail: Independent Producer Paul Ingles (ING-guhls) saw James Brown concerts in the mid-1970's and then again in 1999 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ingles and co-producer Joe Warnes (WAR-nez) covered the concert then, talking with fans and recording a bit inside the arena, trying to capture what it was like to be in the presence of the Godfather of Soul. Add the bonus hosted all-music sweep to create a 53:00 version. Add the single bonus track at end to make a 58:00 version. We make no claim to innovation in the music sweep. Just offering it for stations that can't find their own JB hits disc to do this themselves and create an hour from the half-hour doc. Download what you need. 30 Second Promo, which needs a tag, is included.