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Sunday 11/3 Show: Music of Black Power with Pat Thomas

Listen_Whitey_cover_2The next show will air on Sunday November 3, 2013 from 11:00 PM – 1:00 AM Monday Eastern Standard Time on WBAI, 99.5 FM in the NYC metro area or streaming online at wbai.org. This installment of the program will feature an interview with Pat Thomas, author of the book Listen Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975 and an accompanying soundtrack CD from Light in the Attic Records. Listen to a short preview below:

Noted music producer and scholar Pat Thomas spent five years in Oakland, CA researching Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975. While befriending members of the Black Panther Party, Thomas discovered rare recordings of speeches, interviews, and music by noted activists Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver, Elaine Brown, The Lumpen and many others that form the framework of this definitive retrospective.

Listen, Whitey! also chronicles the forgotten history of Motown Records. From 1970 to 1973, Motown’s Black Power subsidiary label, Black Forum, released politically charged albums by Stokely Carmichael, Amiri Baraka, Langston Hughes, Bill Cosby & Ossie Davis, and many others, all represented.

During this installment, we’ll discuss the chapters that focus on the role of “Jazz” and the spoken word in the movement.

Produced, engineered, and edited by Joyce Jones. Co-hosted by Joyce Jones and Hank Williams.

Pat Thomas will be in New York for 2 events. He’ll be at Revolution Books in Manhattan on Monday November 4th at 7 PM and at a free event at Brooklyn College on Tuesday, November 5th at 2:15 PM.

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