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The negro music and America. Are known. To grow music in America and exploration of it and its impact on American culture. Here is your host for the survey's Tony look at Bach This week we feel that we have a special treat for you in the person of Mrs. Jean Kittrell Jean Kittrell teaches English here at Southern Illinois University and has been away so to speak the music for the last five or six years. Originally from Alabama she studied classical music for years and was identified through a childhood high school and college with the Southern Baptist church music. In 1956 she and her husband became interested in jazz and eventually got together a band in the summer of 1959. She and her husband had toured Germany with a small jazz band. From 1960 to 1966 she concentrated on her education in teaching. Fortunately she's
back to a music known as enjoying herself to the hilt and giving much pleasure to all of us who are lucky enough to hear perhaps her origin in Alabama. But I think mostly her love and feeling for the music of the American Negro is apparent in her ability to recreate it. Jane will play and sing for you Negro folk music and blues most of which she will announce and identify for you recorded here at Southern Illinois University. Here is Mrs. Jean Kittrell. I want to far you call this diary of creation. It's a story of the negro slaves explanation of the creation of the world as he conceived it on his simple terms. There is. He made the song. There's. The.
One of the first my. Son. And there. Was a little. Order. Of the other creature. One by one. Come in. And. Down hearted. It was.
With. Me and I mean. That day.
Yes. That. Song made it to be classified as the
blues. Here's one that is really a great blues tune even though it is a Tin Pan Alley and John Lomax is a folk song collector the blues ain't nothing but a good man feelin bad and that goes for women too because all it takes to get somebody the blues if he's a gal is to have her playing with her man fall through. Oh yeah. I'm going to.
Meet. You. Ma'am. Do. You know man. Must man.
Oh yeah. I love. You.
For our next number Mrs. good drill does a great Negro spiritual just a little while to stay here. Next week we'll bring Jane back to entertain you again with blues and songs in a couple of
ragtime tunes that I'm sure you'll enjoy. I'm just sorry you're unable to watch her as she sings and plays for you. Ford is a great pleasure to see an entertainer who gets as big a kick out of what she's doing as do those who are listening to her. They grow music in America with Tony look a boxer presided transcribed by the SEIU a radio network. Known as again next week as we continue our exploration of the negro and American music. This is the SEIU Broadcasting Service. This program was distributed by national educational radio. This is the national educational radio network.
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Negro music in America
Episode Number
Producing Organization
WSIU 8 (Television station : Carbondale, Ill.)
Contributing Organization
University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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Episode Description
This program, the thirty 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.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
University of Maryland
Identifier: 67-1-33 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:14:22
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