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Say Brother; Ronnie Laws and Pressure; Ronnie Laws talks about his early musical influences

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01/07/1977

In this clip Barbara Barrow speaks with jazz saxophonist Ronnie Laws about the influence his mother had on his music. Overall the program explores the personal life of jazz recording-artist Ronnie Laws, a saxophonist. Host Barbara Barrow speaks with Laws about his interest in performing in Boston, his motivations for his second recording, the influence his mother had on his music, his brother (internationally known musician Herbert Laws), how long he has been playing and recording professionally, and his wife, Carmen. Program includes a performance by Laws with the band Pressure, the "Say Brother News" with reporters Leah Fletcher, Eric Sampedro, Justina Chu, and WNAC TV arts critic Tanya Hart, and the "Community Calendar." Produced by Barbara Barrow. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Ronnie Laws and Pressure
Program Number

712

Title

Ronnie Laws talks about his early musical influences

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 explores the personal life of jazz recording-artist Ronnie Laws, a saxophonist. Host Barbara Barrow speaks with Laws about his interest in performing in Boston, his motivations for his second recording, the influence his mother had on his music, his brother (internationally known musician Herbert Laws), how long he has been playing and recording professionally, and his wife, Carmen. Program includes a performance by Laws with the band Pressure, the "Say Brother News" with reporters Leah Fletcher, Eric Sampedro, Justina Chu, and WNAC TV arts critic Tanya Hart, and the "Community Calendar."

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Pressure (Musical group)
African American musicians
Laws, Ronnie
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Contributors
Clarke, Brian (Assistant To The Producer)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Coleman, Vernon (Audio)
Chu, Justina (Reporter)
MacKnight, John (Videotape Assembly)
Morton, Wil (Audio Editor)
Johnson, Nat (Audio)
Fairweather, Bill (Video)
Marshall, Carolyn (Production Secretary)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Floyd, Mike (Switcher)
Cross, June (Production Assistant)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Merhar, Milan (Videotape Assembly)
Sampedro, Eric (Reporter)
Holden, Dick (Camera)
Hart, Tanya (Reporter)
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
Valdes, Mario (Researcher)
Koppel, Tiit (Assistant Stage Manager)
Sullivan, John (Assistant Stage Manager)
DeVitt, Doug (Videotape Assembly)
Crane, David (Videotape Assembly)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Bordett, Bruce (Stage Manager)
Lane, Frank (Camera)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Fletcher, Leah (Reporter)
Plausse, John (Lighting)
MacDonald, Greg (Camera)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Ronnie Laws and Pressure; Ronnie Laws talks about his early musical influences,” 01/07/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9ED211F0B88941E68F2F7D3DD6BB01C2.
MLA: “Say Brother; Ronnie Laws and Pressure; Ronnie Laws talks about his early musical influences.” 01/07/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9ED211F0B88941E68F2F7D3DD6BB01C2>.
APA: Say Brother; Ronnie Laws and Pressure; Ronnie Laws talks about his early musical influences. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9ED211F0B88941E68F2F7D3DD6BB01C2
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