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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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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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The Slave Narrative “Aunt Adeline” – Jack Dappa Blues Heritage Radio

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley 30380 Interviewer Mrs* Zillah Cross Peel Person interviewed Aunt Adeline — Age 89 Home 101 Hock Street* Fayetteville. Arkansas *I was born a slave about 1848, in Hickmon County, Tennessee,* said Aunt Adeline who lives as care taker in a house at 101 Rock Street, Faystteville, Arkansas, which is owned by the Blakely-Budgens estate. Aunt Adeline has been a slave and a servant in five generations of the Parks family* Her mother, Liza, with a group of five Negroes, was sold into slavery to John…

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The Second Migration – Jack Dappa Blues Heritage Radio

Published by: Lamont Jack Pearley Today we will speak about the Great Migration that went West. I will also be joined by Moses Crouch who’s a phenomenal musician and historian! During the decade that followed the stock market crash of 1929, initial Migration slowed to a trickle. But with America’s entry into World War II looming on the horizon, the exodus of blacks from their Southern homeland resumed. Between 1940 and 1950, another 1.5 million African Americans left the South. The migration continued at roughly the same pace over the…

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The Black South in Chicago – Federal Writers Project

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley I came across this piece in the “American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936 to 1940” after discussing Margaret Walker and her being hired by the Federal Writers Project in 1936 on today’s show! This is one of the many manuscripts that are part of the collection. Which the The Slave Narrative is also a part of. It is a very interesting take on the time and climate of Black Chicago. A look into the Black Experience that Cultivated African American Tribal…

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Slave Narrative – Lucius Abernathey Interview

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938 contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) of the Works Progress Administration, later renamed Work Projects Administration (WPA). At the conclusion of the Slave Narrative project, a set of edited transcripts was assembled and microfilmed in 1941 as the seventeen-volume Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States…

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Blues Narrative – Jack Dappa Blues Heritage Radio

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley On this episode we will discuss the Slave Narrative of the mid 30’s, the upcoming Blues Narrative and listen to some great tunes of African American Tribal Music. To Donate click Link paypal.me/LamontJack To support our Crown Fund Campaign https://www.gofundme.com/we-are-public-media I read the Slave Narrative entry of Lucian Abernathy 85 years old of  Marvall, Arkansas.   Then I spoke in detail with Jock Webb Sr, Alabama native Blues Harmonica musician that broke down the Truth of the Blues.      

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Slave Narrative – Silas Abbott

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938 contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) of the Works Progress Administration, later renamed Work Projects Administration (WPA). As a precursor of “The Blues Narrative” that will be conducted by the Jack Dappa Blues Heritage Preservation Foundation, I present readings of the original Slave Narrative. In this episode I read and discuss the accounts of Silas…

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Why it’s important to preserve and document family history w/ Jontavios Willis

On this segment of the Jack Dappa Blues Radio show, Jontavious Willis, Blues Musician and historian, shares with me the reason he produced an interview series featuring his grandparents at their home in Greenville, GA. We discover the history of his family, the conditions of Black Life in America and the stories that accompany our legacy should be passed down from Generation to Generation.   Press – http://www.thecountryblues.com/artist-reviews/jontavious-willis-2/

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Mr Tony Bryant – JACK DAPPA BLUES RADIO

On this part 1 of a 2 part series, I have the honor to speak with 4th generation Georgia Bluesman Tony Bryant! Tony Bryant represents four generations of family Georgia Blues going back to the turn of the 20th century. His sound is a time capsule back to the birth of the blues and bottleneck slide when music was a expression of the lives of his people.”Blues by Blood” is one of the most authentic acoustic blues field recordings in decades. This recording is not from the past. It’s from…

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