WGBH Openvault

Say Brother; Music Special; Playing from the Music Malcolm Wrote

Part of Say Brother.

07/05/1973

In this clip Roxbury, Massachusetts, "jazz poet" Robert Ruff performs "Playing from the Music Malcolm Wrote," for a studio audience at WGBH. Overall the program consists of segments from in-studio performances by musicians King Arthur and the Monty Williams Express, as well as poetry readings by Roxbury, Massachusetts, "jazz poet" Robert Ruff. (Ruff reads his poems "Dirty Shoes," "Stigma," "Playing from the Music Malcolm Wrote," and "I Come to Play.") Program aims to recreate "the gaiety of outdoor music festivals" inside studio walls. Produced by John Slade. Directed by Russell Tillman.


License Clip

Undigitized item: Request Digitization

Untranscribed item: Request Transcription

Series
Say Brother
Program
Music Special
Program Number

269

Title

Playing from the Music Malcolm Wrote

Series Description

Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

Program Description

Program consists of segments from in-studio performances by musicians King Arthur and the Monty Williams Express, as well as poetry readings by Roxbury, Massachusetts, "jazz poet" Robert Ruff. (Ruff reads his poems "Dirty Shoes," "Stigma," "Playing from the Music Malcolm Wrote," and "I Come to Play.") Program aims to recreate "the gaiety of outdoor music festivals" inside studio walls.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Arthur, King
Monty Williams Express (Musical group)
African American poets
Poetry
Ruff, Robert
Oral interpretation of poetry
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Tillman, Russell (Director)
Slade, John (Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Contributors
Jones, Vickie (Researcher)
Johnson, Henry (Filmmaker)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Music Special; Playing from the Music Malcolm Wrote,” 07/05/1973, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_080C59D8A04C4CBAA298FE7009EC63F8.
MLA: “Say Brother; Music Special; Playing from the Music Malcolm Wrote.” 07/05/1973. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_080C59D8A04C4CBAA298FE7009EC63F8>.
APA: Say Brother; Music Special; Playing from the Music Malcolm Wrote. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_080C59D8A04C4CBAA298FE7009EC63F8
If you have more information about this item, we want to know! Please contact us, including the URL.