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A negro music and America. Or. Negro music in America. An exploration of it and its impact on American culture. Harris your host for the surveys Tony look at the box. The owner of cake blues singers were usually Country folks whose need to express themselves emotionally and to create found an outlet in this simple but profound form the Blues won the hearts and voices of the negro opened up in the form of the blues. They had an extraordinary effect on both singer and listener. Seldom did music move people as strongly as the blues. This may not be easy to understand but Rudy blush explains it in his book shining trumpets. He does so so passionately that the reader is left with no doubt about how strongly he has been moved. Let me read one passage to you to hear the blues as a barbarous cruel into Sylvia's song.
As a music of poverty degradation and despairing vice or even is a vital and compelling form of folk song is to listen with the ears only and to judge with a shallow mind. It does have all these things in it. Drunken snores in a barrel house this night. All of the hop had a prostitute's shrill laughter shivering ragged bodies singing for pennies on a cold and windy corner. But there is much more in it than these steamboat whistle and locomotive whistle spiritual ringing and rocking in a small bare church children's laughter at play. The racking sobs of brave slave mothers the gay bride tinkle of ragtime the Calliope outside of a circus tent. The word chant rising above the steaming hot rice field the delicious yellow brassy blare of a parade band. And in all of this the last rays searching for a home were going to take you back a long time to 1926 to hear Mama Rainey who was the first of the great blues singers accompanied by her Georgia band. She sings one of the great traditional blues. Oh
my babe. I hope that you understand that the quality of this recording was bad because of the limitations of the
recording process back in 1926 to bring you the true beauty of the music and words of this magnificent blows. We no play for you a modern version of the same song. Oh my babe biodata listen carefully to the words and you'll learn a lot about the blows. Lol. And it won't. Be Done.
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In 1929 a blues singer named Sara Martin recorded a fine blues accompanied by Clarence Williams orchestra. It is believed that joking all of her was on cornet for that day. Fate must indeed be cruel to bring on a blows like the death sting me bellows sung by Sara Mark. Thank you.
EVERYBODY GETS A blows it does. I'm sure you'd recognize him if when you woke up this
mornin blues was walkin round your bed and when you went to breakfast Mose was all over in your bread because your own Bible ahead of them is possibly one reason we like to hear the blows it's nice to know that somebody else has troubles too. Next week some of the most beautiful of the folk Beaudry in the blues. And negro music in America with Tony look and Bach president transcribed by the SEIU Radio Network. On us again next week as we continue our exploration of the negro and American music. This program was distributed by national educational radio. This is national education all radio network.
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Opera: Battleground of the arts
Common complaints
Producing Organization
WRVR (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)
Riverside Church (New York, N.Y.)
Contributing Organization
University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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Episode Description
This program focuses on some of the common criticisms of 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.)
Speaker: Sheppard, Walter
AAPB Contributor Holdings
University of Maryland
Identifier: 67-11-7 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:29:58
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