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Say Brother; Cannonball Express; Cannonball Adderley and the Cannonball Express

Part of Say Brother.

04/23/1973

This clip is performance footage of Cannonball Adderley's jazz band Cannonball Express (with Bobby Timmons, Walter Booker and Roy McCurdy) shot live at Paul's Mall in Boston. The overall program contains Program contains numerous "magazine-style" segments, of which the most prominent is host John Slade's interview with musician Cannonball Adderley. Accompanying the interview, in segments before and after, is performance footage of Adderley's jazz band Cannonball Express (with Bobby Timmons, Walter Booker and Roy McCurdy) shot live at Paul's Mall in Boston the night before the interview. Other segments include a performance by the Immala Blakely Dancers, an interview with Harvard psychiatry professor Dr. Alvin Pouissant about his book Why Blacks Kill Blacks, a demonstration of self-defense techniques using karate with black belt Harry Gardner, and a performance by jazz group The J.R. Mitchell Experience. Produced by John Slade. Directed by Russell Tillman.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Cannonball Express
Program Number

262

Title

Cannonball Adderley and the Cannonball Express

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 contains numerous "magazine-style" segments, of which the most prominent is host John Slade's interview with musician Cannonball Adderley. Accompanying the interview, in segments before and after, is performance footage of Adderley's jazz band "Cannonball Express" which was shot live in Boston the night before the interview. Other segments include a performance by the Immala Blakely Dancers; an interview with Harvard psychology professor Alvin Pouissant, discussing his book, "Why Blacks Kill Blacks"; a demonstration of self defense techniques using karate by black belt Harry Gardner; and a performance by jazz group "The J. R. Mitchell Experience."

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
African American musicians
Jazz
Paul's Mall (Boston, Mass.)
Adderley, Cannonball
Jazz musicians
Pouissant, Dr. Alvin
Music--Performance
J.R. Mitchell Experience, The (Musical group)
Immala Blakely Dancers
Cannonball Express (Musical group)
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
Tillman, Russell (Director)
Slade, John (Producer)
Contributors
Johnson, Henry (Film Sound)
Loerzel, David (Film Sound)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Production Assistant)
Slade, John (Host)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Cannonball Express; Cannonball Adderley and the Cannonball Express,” 04/23/1973, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_886AA1D83E12475BBE31095295CF7B9D.
MLA: “Say Brother; Cannonball Express; Cannonball Adderley and the Cannonball Express.” 04/23/1973. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_886AA1D83E12475BBE31095295CF7B9D>.
APA: Say Brother; Cannonball Express; Cannonball Adderley and the Cannonball Express. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_886AA1D83E12475BBE31095295CF7B9D
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