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Negro music and American. Negro music in America. An exploration of it and its impact on American culture. Here is your host for the survey's Tony look at Bach There is no question in my mind that if it were not for the American Negro there would be no jazz as we know it today and that America's most important contribution to the world's music loving peoples would never have been made a 300 year process of blending European and African music traditions is hardly to be described. But we do plan to try to show a bit of I would evolved in 1938 and in Washington D.C. on rather primitive recording equipment. Alan Lomax recorded Jelly Roll Morton whose life story is one of the great stories of jazz. Listen to Jelly Roll Morton himself describe New Orleans funerals for part of the story.
Are we all one where we're. Very we're very. Aware of our hair. Much. Laughter all over the break the. Old and they end up long before that. And when of course we invented perjury for the purpose of finding somebody that. We could think of who never had a minute read while me and. Of course we'd have our correct invitation. And that would be right in the kitchen. Where all the phone was. Going dead man of a dead woman would all would be made out in the front. And that be Babbitt found most all of them dead and it was no other reason to
be with them and they've been people. And. I guess one of the good is they get found good. In the world and. All. Along. What about favorite number that. Oh. Oh.
Oh. Oh. I think that I am. Every.
Where. Oh. Come in a harmony with the. One above have communal harmony thing. Given the you know maybe the add in the group. Which. Made it been made it impossible. And invited to jump in and. Say we had such a beautiful number thing that oh no. Of
course not when the dead man would be there and he wouldn't hear anything that we would be thinking and I don't know nothing's going to go it would all go right on back to the union and get. Our salmon and ham sandwich evolved. And from whiskey one and Ham the bear and sometimes it was a man they had cattle and they would be you know the way to go. And he would have yeah no one of them oh. When both everybody in the world. Oh a way of solving the vacant mind would get the world and a bad man the whole way. But along with several of them a very and but it club and was a secret all over the world and so long. And every time one bad man
Adam and that was all with a big band. And now when they say that he will. But would it be better if they have a better night. Oh with the baby and the boy a lot of time right in the heart of the bearer would take place while at the end when the band with dark. Why we know that a man would think to be very and you could hear the band come up to you before they would get to know the late reverend gentleman work to be taken and voted last ran. And I would defend dead Martin and and all of the human. That would be the morning that would unit dark purple rain or you know the bird in the mouth. Why.
Why. Why.
Why. And. When they would enter the graveyard and call on him in that cemetery alone and that would be VERY him and that he would never win the money. You know with very many of both. And it leaves the graveyard as they call it. Glad the band would get ready to crank up the habit. Back on land Lanham. Well maybe a couple of blocks along with brooms. Big baseball bat in the hole. Ammunition would call it combat some of the whole when they come to the dividing land. And of course that dog man would
get caught in the wrong. Five. Yards.
Oh. Well on the way home. Everything was going to be playing dead Mon. There would be no fight no trouble. On the way back. They had boundary line or had a whole band show handled everything in the phone that they would try to win a battle. When they got pillow fighting land. Which was not supposed to be that this thing. That the macro and they'd do would be beat number one. Sometimes it would be so bad that they had to go to the hot. That's where it always ended in the only. Now the boys from then on the band would always figure on a big night.
Because they had no money and was very much the band man didn't make very much in the really the only musicians that made real money were the piano player. You have a problem with a lot of time good wood but Dolemite one may be a. Profession like that would maintain the new talent to go out of my hand. But I had to make the bet that way. That was always done and. Over again. Next week we will bring to you the real soon of a New Orleans funeral parade. Music in America with Tony look at Bach presided transcribed by the Radio Network. Next week as we continue our exploration
of the negro and American music. This program was distributed by national educational radio. This is national educational radio network.
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Negro music in America
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WSIU 8 (Television station : Carbondale, Ill.)
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University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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Episode Description
This program, the third of thirty nine parts, presents various examples of African-American folk and jazz music.
Series Description
This series focuses on music created and performed by African-Americans, including folk, and jazz styles. This series is hosted by Anton Luckenbach of Carbondale, Illinois, who also gathered interviews in New Orleans for this series.
Broadcast Date
Race and Ethnicity
Media type
Host: Luckenbach, Anton
Producing Organization: WSIU 8 (Television station : Carbondale, Ill.)
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University of Maryland
Identifier: 67-1-3 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:14:13
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