Podcast 

JJ Thames – Lifting Her Voice for the Blues

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley   On this episode I have the privilege to speak with Jj Thames about her Journey to becoming the Mississippi Blues Diva! Raised in a General Motors fueled family, the classically and jazz trained JJ began performing at the tender age of 9 years old, and became a blues- shouting banshee by the time she was just 18 years old. She cut her teeth after moving down to Jackson, MS, where she performed with the celebrated “Chitlin’ Circuit” superstars such as Marvin Sease. Thames has…

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Who’s Got the Blues & Why Lecture – Dr. Daphne Duval-Harrison

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley Dr. Daphne Harrison, former Chair of the Africana Studies, and Dr. Michelle Scott, Associate Professor of History, joined the Marc Steiner Show on Tuesday, June 19, for a segment called Juneteenth: Holiday Commemorating the Abolition of Slavery in Texas. The oldest known celebration of the abolition of slavery in the United States, Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. Who’s Got the Blues & Why is presented by Dr. Daphne Duval-Harrison and takes a look at the development of “Blues” music through…

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African American Tribal Music – The Beginning

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley African American Tribal Music The heritage and culture that are the foundation of what I like to call “African American Tribal Music” are the products of two continents – Africa and America. They stem from a long tradition passed down generations prior to arriving to the New World, mixed with events and conditions that were faced during a heinous period in American History by those who were captives and brought by force as well as those that were here before Columbus who also became captives. …

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Mighty Mo Rodgers – Preserving Blues, Bridging Gaps

Published by: Lamont Jack Pearley On this episode I speak with Mighty Mo Rodgers who is a record Producer, Blues man and advocate for Blues history and African American heritage. Mighty Mo Rodgers Is A Remarkably Original Singer/Songwriter Who’s Shaped His Life Experiences Into A Terrifically Eclectic And Immensely Deep Vision On His Blue Thumb Debut, Blues Is My Wailin’ Wall. Rodgers Combines Soulful, Gritty Vocals And Driving Rhythms With A Wholly Personal Panorama On Songs Like “Took Away The Drum,” “The Kennedy Song,” “Tuskegee Blues” And A Moving Tribute…

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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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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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Radio 

Jack Dappa Blues Radio April 5th

Jack Dappa Blues Radio       Time ∧ Title Artist Album Label Genre 05:00 pm Jack Dappa Blues Billy Jones Bluez Talking Bout The Blues Blues 05:00 pm Country Blues(Number One) Muddy Waters Plantation Recordings Blues 06:00 pm Louisiana Blues Muddy Waters Chess Box Blues 06:00 pm Ball and Chain Blues Memphis Minnie Blues 06:00 pm Minnie’s Lonesome Song Memphis Minnie Blues 06:00 pm Mannish Boy Muddy Waters Blues 06:00 pm Ramblin’ Blues Big Maybelle Blues 06:00 pm Down The Big Road Blues Mattie Delaney Blues 06:00 pm The…

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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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Original Content Video 

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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