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Gumbo Friday’s Ep1- Jack Dappa Blues Heritage Radio

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley Gumbo Friday were We talk about everything that comes to mind about all things in regards to African American Tribal Music and the Black Experience! On this episode I speak with Brock Lightnin and Sista Zaki about White Flight, Black Flight, Protecting our leaders, conflict of beliefs in the Black Community and more! Black Flight African American churches leave the inner city for the suburbs. SARAH EEKHOFF ZYLSTRA| DECEMBER 30, 2008   Urban blacks have been following the pattern of so-called “white flight” for the…

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Jack Dappa Blues Interview W/ Marquise Knox

Published By Lamont Jack Pearley On this episode of Talking Bout The Blues, I spoke with St. Louis Bluesman Marquise Knox, who shares how the Blues was passed down to him through his family, and the importance of the connection to Blues and African American Heritage. Born St. Louis Mo, Marquise hails from a musical family deeply rooted in the Blues. He learned how to play guitar from his grandmother Lillie. He also played with his uncle Clifford, who was a major influence in Marquise’s life.

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CAN THE BLUES BE TRACED BACK TO THE LOST TRIBES

Published by Lamont Jack Pearley   “ Spirituals & Slave songs are America’s only folk music and the finest distinctive artistic contributions she has to offer” –  James Weldon Johnson On my journey researching and studying my heritage, it’s connection to Blues Music and the traditions of christianity the generations of both sides of my family lived by, I’ve began to draw a conclusion tracing all the way back, that the Blues, work/prison songs and the Spirituals all stems from the Hebrew Tribes of Israel, and we (descendants of Prisoners…

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BLUES AND GOSPEL

Published By Lamont Jack Pearley The Gospel According to The Blues is a book I not only read, but interviewed the author. This topic is very dear to me because I believe the Gospel and The Blues are one and the same. And according to Gary Burnett, he belies the same as well. The Gospel According to the Blues dares us to read Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount in conversation with Robert Johnson, Son House, and Muddy Waters. It suggests that thinking about the blues-the history, the artists, the songs-provides…

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