Podcast 

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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Mighty Mo Rodgers – Preserving Blues, Bridging Gaps

Published by: Lamont Jack Pearley On this episode I speak with Mighty Mo Rodgers who is a record Producer, Blues man and advocate for Blues history and African American heritage. Mighty Mo Rodgers Is A Remarkably Original Singer/Songwriter Who’s Shaped His Life Experiences Into A Terrifically Eclectic And Immensely Deep Vision On His Blue Thumb Debut, Blues Is My Wailin’ Wall. Rodgers Combines Soulful, Gritty Vocals And Driving Rhythms With A Wholly Personal Panorama On Songs Like “Took Away The Drum,” “The Kennedy Song,” “Tuskegee Blues” And A Moving Tribute…

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Robert Kimbrough Sr – Cotton Patch Blues

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley On this episode I speak with the son Of Legendary Junior Kimbrough….Robert Kimbrough Sr who is making his own legacy~ Robert Kimbrough, Sr. continues the Cotton Patch Blues style created by his father, the legendary Junior Kimbrough. From an early age, Robert was steeped in the sounds and life of the Mississippi Hill Country and its distinctive styles of blues. Growing up, Robert listened first-hand to Mississippi blues royalty that played with his father at home in the evenings, at Junior’s juke joint club at…

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Blues in The Bible pt 1

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley “Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.” Blues in the Bible is a series that examines and looks to raise awareness of the lineage of the Blues that dates back to ancient Kemet, Babylon, Hebrew Isrealites and…

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Jamal Joseph and the Legacy of The Black Panthers – RACE+FILM+MUSIC

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley Jack Dappa Blues Heritage Preservation Foundation presents the series “Race + Film + Music”. On this pilot episode I speak with Activist, Professor, Writer and Mentor Jamal Joseph about his legacy as a Black Panther, the Blues of fighting for African American Liberation and his journey to becoming a true leader and role model to today’s youth. Race + Film + Music is a Public broadcast series ocusing on issues relevant to the African-American community, produced and aired on Jack Dappa Blues Radio & TV.

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Amiri Barak – Episode 2 African American Folklorists, Writers and The Blues

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley Talking Bout The Blues Video series African American Folklorist, Writers and the Blues. This series highlights African American writers, folklorists, ethnologist, composers and playwriters, that documented, described and flat out canvased the Black experience through their works, connecting the dots between the Blues, Spirituals, Work songs, Prison songs and the social and economic climate of Blacks in America. This episode Highlights the works of Leroi Jones aka Amiri Baraka. Writer, Activist, Folklorist, Culture Critic, Playwriter and Author of the legendary literature Blues People which like…

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Zora Neale Hurston – Episode 3 African American Folklorists, Writers and the Blues

Published By Lamont Jack Pearley Talking Bout The Blues Video series African American Folklorist, Writers and the Blues. This series highlights African American writers, folklorists, ethnologist, composers and playwriters, that documented, described and flat out canvased the Black experience through their works, connecting the dots between the Blues, Spirituals, Work songs, Prison songs and the social and economic climate of Blacks in America. This Episode Highlights the life and works of Writer, Ethnologist and Folklorist Zora Neale Hurston. A stable of the South, a friend and colleague of Langston Hughes,…

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John Wesley Work III – Episode 1 African American Folklorists, Writers and The Blues

Published by Lamont Jack Pearley   Talking Bout The Blues Video series African American Folklorist, Writers and the Blues. This series highlights African American writers, folklorists, ethnologist, composers and playwriters, that documented, described and flat out canvased the Black experience through their works, connecting the dots between the Blues, Spirituals, Work songs, Prison songs and the social and economic climate of Blacks in America. This Episode Highlights the works and compositions of the Composer, professor and Folklorist John Wesley Work III Pictures and Video Courtesy the Library of Congress Video…

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The Heartache of Leaving a Legacy as an African American

The Heartache of Leaving a Legacy as an African American Written By: Lamont Jack Pearley What is the legacy you wish to leave? That is the question I’ve been asking myself way before I was blessed to have kids. What will be my legacy? What will I be able to leave my children that isn’t debt? Then I had kids, and they definitely came in abundance! The quest and fight to leave a legacy that would be spiritually, physically and financially viable to them became not only a major focus,…

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Gumbo Friday’s – Blues People in the Bible

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley Gumbo Friday’s where we discuss everything that has to do with African American Tribal Music and the Black Experience. Our main topic of the last few weeks is the Blues in The Bible, Blues People in the Bible, and identifying Bible Verses that prove the Blues people as the descendants of the Sons and Daughters of Israel. Featuring Brock Lightning and Omar Brown Early Blues – Opression By New Pharoah 8Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. 9He said to…

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