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Gumbo Friday’s – Blues People in the Bible

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley Gumbo Friday’s where we discuss everything that has to do with African American Tribal Music and the Black Experience. Our main topic of the last few weeks is the Blues in The Bible, Blues People in the Bible, and identifying Bible Verses that prove the Blues people as the descendants of the Sons and Daughters of Israel. Featuring Brock Lightning and Omar Brown Early Blues – Opression By New Pharoah 8Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. 9He said to…

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African American Writers, Folklorists and The Blues

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley On this episode we will be looking into and discussing Eileen Southern, a scholar of Renaissance and African-American music and the first black woman to be appointed a tenured full professor at Harvard University, and her works. After that, I have the honor to speak with Shirley Moody Turner, an associate professor of English and African American Studies. She is the author of Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation, co-editor of Contemporary African American Literature: The Living Canon, and has recently signed on…

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The Slave Narrative – Uncle Cinto Lewis

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley On this episode of Jack Dappa Blues Heritage Radio i will be reading from and discussing the Slave Narrative of Ex- Slave Uncle Cinto Lewis. Uncle Cinto Lewis, ex-slave, claims to “be 111 years old. He lived in a brick cabin with his wife, Aunt Lucy, on the Huntington Plantation, in Brazoria Co.Texas. Miss Kate Huntington says the cabin occupied by the old couple is part of the old slave quarters built by J. Greenville McNeel, who owned the plantation before Marion Huntington, Miss Kate’s…

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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 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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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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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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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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