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Say Brother National Edition
New Music
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Series Description

In 1975 the purpose of Say Brother National Edition was to introduce and demonstrate to people the vitality of Black Americans and their community life. Under producer Marita Rivero and executive producer Topper Carew a series of 13 half-hour programs for the national audience was produced from existing programs.

In weekly half-hours, Say Brother National Edition presented the many dimensions of black American life as seen from one city’s vantage-point. It was in a magazine format, each segment representing a different perspective: music, history, dance, culture, drama, language, old folks, young people, families, issues, person-on-the street, and others. Series release date: 1975

Program Description

Program introduces the topic of African American music in the United States, in particular, jazz, with its ability to convey the great range of emotions of the human spirit via its improvisational nature. Host David Crippens introduces performance segments by the Ali Yusef Trio and the Webster Lewis Septet, interviews with Cecil Taylor and the owner of Crawford’s Grill (a famous jazz nightclub in Pittsburgh, PA), "Information" on "new music" and what it means, "Dealin'" with Cecil Taylor (who defines jazz), "Commentary" by professor and historian A.B. Spellman on the lack of new African American music on Boston radio stations, and segment interludes with Cheryl Bibbs, Gerald Durley, and Wolf Mandrill (of the musical group Mandrill).

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Broadcast program

Media Type


African American musicians
Durley, Dr. Gerald
Robinson, William, Sr.
African Americans--Attitudes
Bibbs, Cheryl
Ali Yusef Trio (Musical group)
Taylor, Cecil, 1929-
Jazz musicians
Webster Lewis Septet (Musical group)
Mandrill, Wolf
Race and Ethnicity
Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
Topper Carew (Executive Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Carew, Topper (Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Rivero, Marita (Producer)
Bravo Wing, Carla (Community Coordinator)
Fairweather, Bill (Engineer)
Buccheri, Ron (Studio Technician)
Rivero, Marita (Concept)
Benson, Bill (Unit Manager)
Silva, Candelaria (Community Coordinator)
Bordett, Bruce (Studio Technician)
Nicholas , Huntley, Jr. (Sound)
Smith, Kathy (Studio Technician)
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Engineer)
Henry, Arthur (Videotape Engineer)
Webster Lewis Septet, The (Theme Music)
McGuire Nicholas, Sallie (Production Assistant)
DeVitt, Douglas (Videotape Engineer)
Wareham, Skip (Studio Technician)
Plausse, John (Studio Technician)
Simons, Fred (Videotape Engineer)
Lane, Frank (Studio Technician)
Cogell, Lloyd (Still Photography)
Chigas, Basil (Studio Technician)
Wright, Rodner (Graphics)
Loerzel, David (Assistant Cameraman)
Crane, David (Videotape Engineer)
Tarter, Margaret (Community Coordinator)
MacKnight, John (Videotape Engineer)
Wilson, Bob (Studio Technician)
Correia, Dennis (Engineer)
LeCain, Larry (Studio Technician)
Spangler, Jennifer (Engineer)
Hutton, David (Videotape Engineer)
Haydock, Roger (Assistant Cameraman)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Engineer)
Balhatchet, Tom (Engineer)
Fletcher, Leah (Community Coordinator)
MacDonald, Greg (Studio Technician)
Dick, Michael (Graphics)
Bagwell, Orlando (Assistant Editor)
Floyd, Michael (Studio Technician)
Wright, Sylvia (Community Coordinator)
Izzi, Steve (Sound)
Smith, Lee (Studio Technician)
Koppel, Tiit (Studio Technician)
Speight, Alonzo R. (Community Coordinator)
Estus, Boyd (Camera)
Hadfield, Peter (Graphics)
Crippens, David (Host)
Sullivan, John L. (Studio Technician)
Handyside, Keith (Engineer)
Kenner, Sharon (Graphics)
Holden, Dick (Studio Technician)
Chicago: “Say Brother National Edition; New Music,” 12/17/1975, GBH Archives, accessed January 27, 2022,
MLA: “Say Brother National Edition; New Music.” 12/17/1975. GBH Archives. Web. January 27, 2022. <>.
APA: Say Brother National Edition; New Music. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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