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Essay: The Origin of Blues Music – Its Connection to Africa and Its Influence on Other American Music Genres

Written By: Valerie Turner February 28th, 2017 The Origin of Blues Music – Its Connection to Africa and Its Influence on Other American Music Genres Many people associate the origin of Blues music with the Mississippi Delta in the late 1800s, just after the end of the Civil War. While this is basically true, we need to dig deeper to understand the true origin of this music. We need to return to the time when millions of Africans were brought to the New World against their will – these men…

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Jack Dappa Blues Radio W/ Dr. Steve Perry

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley   On This powerful episode, I have the honor to speak with one of most sought after educators in America. Widely respected by grassroots community members and internationally renowned leaders, his charismatic and compelling voice is an inspiration, about the blues of the educational system pertaining to Black and Brown children.    

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The Blues, Black Pain, and Its Psychological Effect

Published by: Lamont Jack Pearley   Why are we as Black folk so possessive of the Blues? Yes, we proved the argument that any other ethnicity doesn’t have to fight for their tradition or heritage. We all know that this music, culture and tradition was brought here during the Middle Passage and landed in the fields of the “New World”. We also know that the dialect, the rhythms and first recordings were of the Black diaspora. But what makes this so deep rooted for Black Folks, African Americans? Could it…

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Jack Dappa Blues Radio W/ Big Bill Morganfield

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley On this episode, I have the honor to talk Blues with living Legend, son of a Legend Big Bill Morganfield about his New album Bloodstains on the Wall, His new record Label Black Shucks Records and his process of music making.   Big Bill Morganfield™ is the son of McKinley Morganfield (Muddy Waters) and has emerged in the past few years as one of the top blues talents in America. Bill has played all over the world in the past 15 years, bringing pure joy to…

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THE TRUTH ABOUT AMERICA’S HISTORY – Non Voluntary Immigrants

published by Lamont Jack Pearley   Today is the first day of the celebration of Black History Month. So much is going on in the world right now. From Trump, to Trump, to Mexico, to Russia, to African Americans on edge because the fear of another Jim Crow era in on the brink. I personally celebrate Black History every month….that’s my job…however, if never before now is truly the time to really take a step toward the celebration and preservation of our heritage and traditions, making this season of Black…

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