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Say Brother; Street Dancers Bash; Street Dancers Bash rehearsing the song "Runnin"

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11/09/1979

This clip is of one of Boston's popular musical groups in 1979, Street Dancers Bash, rehearsing in the Say Brother studio, prior to a live performance for the studio audience. Excerpt includes footage of the band at work on the song "Runnin." Overall, the program offers an in-depth look at one of Boston's popular musical groups in 1979, Street Dancers Bash, via footage of the group rehearsing songs they ultimately performed for Say Brother's studio audience. Musicians Victor Comer (director, guitar, keyboards), Tanya Hart (vocalist, and local television personality who appeared on Say Brother as an arts critic), Steven Cantor (guitar), Dean Cassell (base guitar), Danny Schwartz (percussionist), Doug Anderson (keyboard), Armsted Christian (vocalist), Tony Leonard (vocals, percussion), and Bert Syms (drummer) rehearse and perform their songs "Runnin," "Night Dreams," and "Tonight Isn't Fair." Produced by Barbara Barrow-Murray. Directed by Brian Clarke.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Street Dancers Bash
Program Number

1007

Title

Street Dancers Bash rehearsing the song "Runnin"

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 offers an in-depth look at one of Boston's popular musical groups in 1979, Street Dancers Bash, via footage of the group rehearsing songs they ultimately performed for Say Brother's studio audience. Musicians Victor Comer (director, guitar, keyboards), Tanya Hart (vocalist, and local television personality who appeared on Say Brother as an arts critic), Steven Cantor (guitar), Dean Cassell (base guitar), Danny Schwartz (percussionist), Doug Anderson (keyboard), Armsted Christian (vocalist), Tony Leonard (vocals, percussion), and Bert Syms (drummer) rehearse and perform their songs "Runnin," "Night Dreams," and "Tonight Isn't Fair."

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Hart, Tanya
African American singers
Cassell, Dean
Music rehearsals
Cantor, Steven
African American women
Leonar, Tony
Street Dancers Bash (Musical group)
Syms, Bert
Schwartz, Danny
Anderson, Doug
Comer, Victor
African American musicians
Music--Performance
Christian, Armsted
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Clarke, Brian (Director)
Deare, Beth (Associate Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
Contributors
Melendez, Celenia (Intern)
Wong, Evelyn (Production Assistant)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Recordist)
Fairweather, Bill (Video)
Ehrman, Sally (Production Secretary)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Sullivan, John L. (Lighting Director)
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
Morton, Wil (Audio)
Lane, Frank (Camera)
Gray, Randolph (Assistant Cameraman)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Bordett, Bruce (Stage Manager)
Devitt, Doug (Videotape Recordist)
Koppel, Tiit (Switcher)
Carey, Nancy (Intern)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Hugentugler, Carol (Videotape Recordist)
Plausse, John (Lighting Director)
Johnson, Bill (Audio)
Harriston, Renee (Intern)
Brennan, Susan (Audio)
McKenna, Jim (Lighting Assistant)
Holden, Dick (Camera)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Street Dancers Bash; Street Dancers Bash rehearsing the song "Runnin",” 11/09/1979, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E88C26F7A66A489D821419311FFA6AB2.
MLA: “Say Brother; Street Dancers Bash; Street Dancers Bash rehearsing the song "Runnin".” 11/09/1979. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E88C26F7A66A489D821419311FFA6AB2>.
APA: Say Brother; Street Dancers Bash; Street Dancers Bash rehearsing the song "Runnin". Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E88C26F7A66A489D821419311FFA6AB2
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