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Treme – African American Tribal Music and The Black Experience

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley Most people don’t think to associate the word Tribe or Tribal with African American. For the most part, African and Native American usually comes to mind. However, the irony of the names “African American” and “Native American” are really names that describe the same group of people.  Recently, I lost my last remaining grandparent. My Granddad Walter Pearley Sr. From Bellerose Louisiana. He lived in the East Bank of New Orleans. So, in tern, my family and I watched the entire four seasons of Treme…

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Peidmont Blūz Acoustic Duo- Living The Tradition

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley on this episode, I have the wonderful honor to speak with Ben and Valerie Turner, the Husband and Wife team that makes up Peidmont Bluz Acoustic Duo. The Piedmont Bluz acoustic duo is dedicated to the preservation of Country Blues and the Piedmont style and their mission is to help keep this rural, east coast tradition alive by educating audiences about this unique aspect of African American culture through musical entertainment. The husband and wife duo are much loved wherever they go and feel that…

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Combating the Blues of our Community w/ SEANNE N. MURRAY

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley This episode is part of a series from Jack Dappa Blues Radio called the Blues of the Black And Brown community from education to plain ole systematic racism. on this episode I have the honer to speak with Seanne N. Murray, known by the acronym SNM, her initials and is an activist, advocate and social entrepreneur. She is a passionate and pioneering executive committed to discovering and introducing innovative solutions for change and progress. Seanne considers it her divine duty and unequivocal obligation to do…

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Shemieka Copeland – Blues Legacy

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley On This episode I speak to Blues Legacy Shemekia Copeland. Shemekia Copeland was born in Harlem, New York on April 10, 1979, and came to her singing career naturally. Her bluesman father recognized his daughter’s talent early on. He always encouraged her to sing at home and even brought her on stage to sing at Harlem’s famed Cotton Club when she was just eight. At that time Shemekia’s embarrassment outweighed her desire to sing. But when she was 15, and her father’s health began to…

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Adam Gussow – Beyond The Crossroads

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley On this episode I speak with arthur and Blues Harp Musician Adam Gussow about his latest book Beyond The Crossroads, the ongoing dialog about Blues, the Church and the devil and the Myth of Robert Johnson. Adam Gussow is an associate professor of English and Southern Studies.  A member of the University of Mississippi faculty since 2002, his teaching and research interests include American and African American literature; blues, country, and other southern musics; the pastoral South; Freedom Summer; and the shaping role of race…

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Larry Hoffman (Full Interview)

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley I have the honor to speak with Grammy nominated Composer, music teacher and music historian Larry Hoffman about his beginnings, him finding out the true meaning and people of the blues, how he fell in love with Jazz and Classical music, and how he creates Blues with classical sounds. Larry Hoffman started his musical career in his teens as a self-taught folk singer/ guitarist / songwriter, playing open mikes in his hometown of Baltimore, MD, with a repertoire that included traditional folk, old-timey, bluegrass, ragtime,…

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Shirley Moody Turner – African American Educator, Writer and Folklorist

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley I have the honor to speak with Shirley Moody Turner, an associate professor of English and African American Studies. She is the author of Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation, co-editor of Contemporary African American Literature: The Living Canon, and has recently signed on as editor of volume VII (focusing on the years 1900-1910) for the Cambridge University Press multi-volume project, African American Literature in Transition. Along with all her works, we will be discussing her latest project The Anna Julia Cooper Digital…

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