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Negro music and American. Negro music and American exploration of it and its impact on American culture. Here is your host for the surveys Tony looking box one of the most interesting and unusual men I've ever met is Dr. Edmond so Schoen of New Orleans. Born and raised in the Crescent City duck as a youngster in short pants used to swipe a pair of his dad's long pants wearing these so that he could gain entrance to hockey tonks and theatres to see and hear the great talents of the day men such as Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. He became a well-known physician and surgeon with a Life Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons point of all this however is that Doc is much more than that. He's also a well known jazz man himself. But even more important than that he has devoted more than 50 years of his time in his heart to the preservation of early New
Orleans music. He's the editor of the second line the New Orleans jazz clubs Monthly magazine. And an important collector of any and all data relating to New Orleans musical history. He's also a significant contributor to jazz literature and criticism. Doc's love for nigger music. And the influence of nigger musicians such as Jelly Roll Morton is readily apparent in his own approach to jazz. His development as a musician owes much to his admiration for nigra style and sound and his efforts to recreate them. I am sure that you will enjoy a few numbers by Doc as he brings to your ears the old sounds of New Orleans. Here doc introduces his first number. Nobody Knows You When You're Down enough and special permission to do this next number because of the deep admiration I've always felt for Bessie Smith cos nobody will ever sing the blues like she did. If you don't mind I'll attempt. Nobody loves you when you down n out. Just in honor of that
great sing once live the life of a me now. Is Ben and I'm on hand. I didn't get. A cab my friends are out bar a good time by champagne. Why. That. CUMMINGS to fall so. Low. I never had no friends and no place to go. To finally get my hand. It's. On a dollar game. I mean a lot Sean and Jilani band. You know. The boy in your. Own name. I said nah in your. Pocket not one penny. Then you know Frank you haven't any. But as soon as you get a ride up all you meet
again. Look at all they meet you and they reach you is their long lost friend. It's my the streams will go down. Nobody Loves You When You're Down. Man I see and I look at you when you're down. I came. Nobody When you're down and. You're down.
Next duck session with Merle Cooke on piano do Jelly Roll Morton is great favorite the 219 blues this is a particularly fine effort by DOC. This is the place. Blues are no doubt good in my life. Well. This is from David Bloom. He could play lots of the June but he really played this number. Of course to get in on it. Try to learn a way. Play that I made myself the best costume in the battle lounge. To 19. In a 219 done to my guy.
Jews going to bring the. She's going to be. Jealous again when. Pete's where. She's going to. End the way. Well they. Didn't give a. Damn.
It. Thanks.
So there you King all of our favorite Sweet Baby Doe is introduced next but duck and this number is accompanied by two great was Jasmine Harman hooked on piano and Raymond Burke on clarinet. The name of the selection is sweet baby doll. It sent our King out of a killing that was done back in 1923 I believe it was from one of these oh oh ok. But that was not when we first heard it would bless been listening to him for some 20 ideas for he recorded it but I believe sincerely that this is the face time it's ever been done with brocoli and incidentally I'm very happy to do it for Golden Crest. Please don't confuse this tomb with a run Bessie Smith dead under the title I want to be somebodies baby doll this is. Come share your life with me sweet baby doll. I. Just.
Had it. Stolen Oh yeah. You must not have been. There at the. Pong. Just behave. What did bring. With me me me. I'm sure we.
Saw just. The. Whole. Thing would play along the. Way. Plan B. Next we're going to have a real train with Doc and his guitar bring into it as a real old traditional blues. This is a nigger blues the likes of which you hear almost anywhere in the South and many a time I've seen and heard them with their suspenders down sitting on the back porch plucking on their guitar and singing the blues
like this the blues here just will be blues. You know I'm all my life dollar player I'm here. Then every day. Live this morning we did nothing. Well the man will be in Alabama the day with no. I get a gun in your knee. Do kids never shot me. Now my mama. Mama one me you know.
I see it now makes you say no you're better like you say just like upgrade me. Next week we'll hear music from the south that moved into New Orleans with the slaves and free negroes and became woven into the fabric of jazz. Negro music in America I was told to look at Bach resided transcribed by the SEIU Radio Network. Got to get into next week as we continue our exploration of the negro and American music.
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Opera: Battleground of the arts
The music of opera
Producing Organization
WRVR (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)
Riverside Church (New York, N.Y.)
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University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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Episode Description
This program focuses on the music that accompanies the singing in opera.
Series Description
A discussion series, hosted by Boris Goldovsky, that examines the welding together of music and drama, two distinct arts, into opera.
Performing Arts
Media type
Host: Goldovsky, Boris
Producing Organization: WRVR (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)
Producing Organization: Riverside Church (New York, N.Y.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
University of Maryland
Identifier: 67-11-4 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:29:10
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