Say Brother; Rapping with the Bluenotes
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- Say Brother
- Rapping with the Bluenotes
- Program Number
- 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 focuses on three members of the musical group Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes. Host Barbara Barrow and intern Brian Clarke interview Bluenotes musicians Jerry Cummings, Dwight Johnson, and Bill Spratley, all from the recording label Philadelphia International Records. Topics discussed include their new featured musician, vocalist Sharon Paige, the links between Philadelphia International Records, Harold Melvin Enterprises, Inc., and Melvin and the Bluenotes, the Internationals, a music group Cummings belonged to prior to the Bluenotes, the Bluenotes' new recording, Wake Up Everybody, their current tour, and their recent four-day engagement in Boston. Program includes two performances by mime Fred Johnson (Halim Adbur Rashid). Original air date estimated.
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- Media Type
- Cummings, Jerry
- Internationals, The (Musical group)
- African American musicians
- Spratley, Bill
- Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
- Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes (Musical group)
- African Americans in the performing arts
- African American singers
- Philadelphia International Records
- Melvin, Harold
- Johnson, Dwight
- Race and Ethnicity
- Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
- Marita Rivero (Producer)
- White, Conrad (Director)
- Allen, Lydia (Intern)
- Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
- Charette, Bill (Camera)
- Handyside, Keith (Video)
- Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
- Smith, Lee (Camera)
- Bourne, Wendell (Intern)
- Bundy, Kissette (Intern)
- Kane, Pat (Videotape Editor)
- Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
- Morton, Wil (Audio)
- Cross, June (Production Assistant)
- Chigas, Basil (Stage Manager)
- Sullivan, John (Lighting)
- Clarke, Brian (Host)
- MacKnight, John (Videotape Editor)
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- MLA: “Say Brother; Rapping with the Bluenotes.” 05/11/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 22, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F60199D2F605433495B7991CE92DDFAA>.
- APA: Say Brother; Rapping with the Bluenotes. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F60199D2F605433495B7991CE92DDFAA