Friday, 22 October, 2021

Category: BlackMusicSunday


Much of the early music about Black work was centered in rural plantation labor, like picking cotton. Cotton picking in Georgia, circa 1960 This focus began to shift during the Great Migration period, as Black male labor became a key part Read more…


David Johnson, writing for Indiana Public Media in 2020, offers a great introduction to the Black, Brown And Beige symphony. Carnegie Hall was an esteemed venue where very few jazz artists had ever appeared; African-American bandleader James Reese Europe had performed there in Read more…


Back in 2013, I posted a celebration of Pops on July 4, explaining that it was a tradition at my old jazz radio station. When I was the program director of WPFW-FM radio, Pacifica, Washington, D.C., we broadcast his music from 6:30 AM Read more…