Interviewing record producer and music historian Lawrence Cohn.
A discussion with sociologist and anthropologist St. Clair Drake at the time of his receiving an honorary award from Roosevelt University on the themes of his convocation address. A fascinating deep-dive into race relations from the Revolution to the Bicentennial, touching on the contradictions, crises and struggles that led to Black institutions and liberation. Studs plays several excerpts from previous programs with St.
Discussing the book "The best of the music makers " with the author George T. Simon.
Alan Lomax discusses collecting international folk music (part 1 of 2). This 1959 broadcast was recorded after Alan Lomax traveled Europe collecting folk music. Includes: Trallalero song from north Italy; Italian folk opera song; a Slavic style Italian serenade; songs from Naples, Sicily and Sardinia; music from the Bulgarian State Folk Dance Ensemble; a Bulgarian ballad; and "My Little John Henry (Got a Mighty Know)" and "Long Summer Day" song by Alan Lomax.
Discussing American musical films with cinema historian Albert Johnson.
Alan Lomax discusses collecting international folk music (part 2 of 2). This 1959 broadcast was recorded after Alan Lomax traveled Europe collecting folk music. Includes: African-American folk song sung by Alan Lomax; flamenco music, Spanish Easter procession band; Mallorca music, lullaby and dance; Ibizan music and dance; and Southern American prison chain gang song.
Presenting jazz with Dempsey Travis
Celebration for Duke Ellington's birthday