Black History Month: Musicians from Philadelphia

Series produced by WXPN

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Four separate features profile African American artists who have ties to Philadelphia

This series contains four separate profiles of Black musicians who hail from Philadephia. They are house DJ King Britt, poet Ursula Rucker, soul singer Solomon Burke and bass player Christian McBride.

Stations outside of Philadelphia can carry the series (or individual pieces) without having to highlight the city. Philadelphia plays a very small role in the actual reports.

The pieces run from 4:40-6:15.

4 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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A short profile of Philadelphia born DJ, remixer and record producer King James Britt

Bought by WABE

  • Added: Feb 12, 2007
  • Length: 05:13
  • Purchases: 1
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Soul Singer Solomon Burke has had something of a comeback since his days with Atlantic in the 1960's. Tracey Tanenbaum profiles "the King of Rock ...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC

  • Added: Feb 08, 2007
  • Length: 06:13
  • Purchases: 1
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Poet Ursula Rucker sets her smooth voice and sharp tongue to dance-worthy music.

  • Added: Feb 06, 2007
  • Length: 04:59
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Christian McBride is one of the jazz world's most sought after talents. He also leads his own band and is an ambassador for the music.

  • Added: Feb 05, 2007
  • Length: 05:28