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Say Brother; Say Brother Pays Tribute to Webster Lewis with a Night on the Town

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06/02/1977


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Say Brother Pays Tribute to Webster Lewis with a Night on the Town
Program Number

707

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 a special, hour-long version of the tribute concert for musician and composer Webster Lewis, at the New England Conservatory of Music's Jordan Hall. Backed by his sixty-piece orchestra (composed of New England Conservatory students, community service students, preparatory school students, community musicians, and professionals), Lewis conducts and performs spiritual and jazz rock selections from his newly released recording A Night on the Town and debuts the new Say Brother theme. Guest performers include vocalists Carla Benson, Evette L. Benton, Barbara Ingram, and Bruce Gray. Program was simulcast on WGBH Radio FM.

Duration

00:60:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Benton, Evette L.
African American orchestral musicians
African American conductors (Music)
Lewis, Webster
Benson, Carla
Jordan Hall (Boston, Mass.)
African American musicians
Gray, Bruce
New England Conservatory Post Pop Orchestra (Boston, Mass.)
Ingram, Barbara
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Atwood, David (Director)
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
Barbara Barrow (Producer)
Contributors
Norton, Chas (Lighting Director)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Johnson, Bill (Audio Assistant)
Sullivan, John L. (Lighting Assistant)
Coleman, Vern (Audio)
Fairweather, Bill (Video)
MacKnight, John (Recordist)
Bordett, Bruce (Stage Manager)
Burks, Susan (Publicist)
Buccheri, Ron (Assistant Stage Manager)
Cutler, Lynda (Publicist)
Marshall, Carolyn (Production Secretary)
Cross, June (Production Assistant)
Floyd, Mike (Camera)
Lane, Frank (Camera)
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
MacDonald, Greg (Camera)
Valdes, Mario (Researcher)
Coleman, Vernon (Sound Mixer)
Morton, Wil (Sound Mixer)
Krol, Benny (Audio Assistant)
Cohen, Jerome (Music Assistant)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant To The Producer)
McGonagle, Richard (Lighting Assistant)
Weisbrod, Neil (Assistant Director)
Lorencic, Karl (Mobile Unit Supervisor)
Handyside, Keith (Video)
Wilson, Bob (Camera)
Horne, Danny (Intern)
Hutton, David (Recordist)
Johnson, Lenita (Intern)
Plausse, John (Lighting Assistant)
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
White, Conrad (Associate Director)
Songai, Jahid (Intern)
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Say Brother Pays Tribute to Webster Lewis with a Night on the Town,” 06/02/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_42EDC9EB66654283958CB28535986181.
MLA: “Say Brother; Say Brother Pays Tribute to Webster Lewis with a Night on the Town.” 06/02/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_42EDC9EB66654283958CB28535986181>.
APA: Say Brother; Say Brother Pays Tribute to Webster Lewis with a Night on the Town. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_42EDC9EB66654283958CB28535986181
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