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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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Valerie June – Working Woman Blues

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley On today’s show I speak with Valerie June, Working Woman Blues in the flesh, about her humble beginnings, inspirations and taking the long road. Jack Dappa Blues Heritage Podcast Lamont Pearly / Jack Dappa Producer / Host / Audio Editor Deric Johnson / Brooklyn Blues Co Producer/Engineer/Editor Valerie June Guest/SingerSonwriter Jack Dappa Blues Heritage Preservation @jackdappabluesradio – @jackpearley Valerie June @thevaleriejune – valeriejune.com Brooklyn Blues Organization @brooklynbluesorganization – @brooklynblues1 ©Copyright 2017 All Rights Reserved Jack Dappa Blues Heritage Preservation Foundation Valerie June Hockett, known as…

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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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Jim Alexander documenting African American Culture

On this episode I talk to Photographer Jim Alexander who was born to contractor David Alexander and Frances James Alexander on August 7, 1935 in Waldwick, New Jersey. In 1968 Alexander began to document the local and national response to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Earning a reputation as a documentary photographer, and has been documenting African American Life, Culture and heritage ever since…..and that includes THE BLUES!!  

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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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Jack Dappa Blues Interview W/ Mary Hurt Wright

Published by Lamont Jack Pearley   On this part one episode of a two part series, I have the honor to speak to the great grand daughter of Mississippi John Hurt, Mary Hurt Wright, who shares with us her upbringing in Mississippi with her parents and grandfather which opened her eyes to the importance of not only her Grandfather’s legacy, but the legacy she’s building by preserving his.      

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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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