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THE GREAT DEBATERS

Published By Lamont Jack Pearley Along with the Blues, a great Book, History and Family time, I am a huge film fanatic. And nothing is better for me than a great film based on African American life and culture that also has Blues all in it that I can watch over and over with my family. ANd the one film I wish to encourage you to watch is “The Great Debaters“. This very good film, that stars a slew of great African American Actors such as, Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly…

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DR JOY DEGRUY TALKS ABOUT THE LONG LASTING BLUES OF SLAVERY

Published By Lamont Jack Pearley POST TRAUMATIC SLAVE DISORDER On this fourth of July, as well celebrate “Freedom” and “Independence”. As we gather with family and friends to BBQ, drink and catch up, there is an underlying issue that most are well aware of, and even more are speaking out about. I write this not to damper anyones celebration, but with the good we must face and acknowledge the bad. Further more, there is no celebration of the Blues, it’s music, culture and history without acknowledging the climate American was…

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THE CONTRADICTION OF FAIR HOPE

Published By Lamont Jack Pearley I stumbled upon this documentary with my wife some time ago. I can’t really remember what triggered us to watch it, but what I do remember was it was not only a great piece of documented heritage of the African American story, it falls in line with the Jack Dappa Blues Mission statement. It celebrates our heritage and preserves Blues history. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, composed by Christian McBride and executive Produced/Co Directed by S. Epatha Merkerson “The Contradictions of Fair Hope” is about the…

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Shelton Powe Performs Catfish Blues @ 2016 Chicken Raid

Published By Lamont Jack Pearley Shelton plays in the Piedmont finger-style guitar tradition of his parents and elders. The Chicken Raid is an annual music festival held at the NORTHSIDE TAVERN to honor the late beloved Atlanta bluesman Mr. Frank Edwards. Video Recorded by Marie Wilson

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Guy Davis – Talking Bout The Blues With Ep 2

Published By Lamont Jack Pearley “Talking Bout The Blues With” is a documentary series which presents the Oral history of The Blues and African American history told by the Bluesman themselves. On this Episode, Guy Davis – Double K in Beat street, and son of Legendary Actors/Directors/ Activists Ossie Davis and Ruby – discusses the History of the Blues as it relates to The African American Experience. Shot on Location at The New Amsterdam Musical Association If you Like what you see, please donate to Talking Bout The Blues. Producer/Creator…

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Leo Bud Welch and Vencie Varnado Ep 1 “Talking Bout The Blues with”

Published By Lamont Jack Pearley “Talking Bout The Blues With” is a documentary series which presents the Oral history of The Blues and African American history told by the Bluesman themselves. Please enjoy our Pilot Episode Featuring The 83 year old Bluesman Leo Bud Welch and Vencie Varnado as the talk Leo’s humble beginnings in Mississippi, how he’s a different Blues Musician than BB King, Howlin Wolf and Muddy Waters, along with his Preservation of the Delta Blues and how it relates to Chicago Blues. Shot on location at The…

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JACK DAPPA BLUES INTERVIEW W/ GUY DAVIS

Published by Lamont Jack Pearley This week on Jack Dappa’s Talking Bout The Blues Podcast I have the honor to talk with Guy Davis about his Begins in Blues and folk starting at a summer camp ran by Pete Seeger’s brother, to life lessons from his parents Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, to the examples set by Robeson, Josh White, Stepin Fetchit and Sammy Davis Jr, and the importance of forgiveness amongst the Black community.

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JACK DAPPA BLUES INTERVIEW W/ JIMMY DUCK HOLMES

Published By Lamont Jack Pearley This week on Talking Bout The Blues I have the honor of speaking with one of the last remaining threads to original Blues….and owner of the longest running Juke Joint in America, Bentonia Bluesman Jimmy Duck Holmes, as he breaks down the real Blue.

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JACK DAPPA BLUES INTERVIEW W/ JONTAVIOUS WILLIS

Published By Lamont Jack Pearley   On this episode I will be talking with Blues Sensation Jontavious Willis. This young man is the rebirth of real Roots Blues, and we will be discussing the regional styles of Blues such as Piedmont, Delta and the like…along with hearing some great Original Blues records that will allow you to feel the music we’re discussing.  

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JACK DAPPA BLUES INTERVIEW W/ DOM FLEMMON

Published By Lamont Jack Pearley   I had the pleasure and honor yet again to rap with the American Songster himself, Dom Flemons, who pulls from traditions of old-time folk music, about the show he performed in and hosted to honor the legendary Folk Singer Huddie William Ledbetter, AKA Leadbelly at the Leadbelly fest in February at Carnegie Hall. The “Lead Belly Fest” Concept Lead Belly Fest is a unique concert happening which is currently touring worldwide iconic music venues, celebrating the incredible life and legacy of Huddle Ledbetter, known…

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