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Soweto Gospel Choir: Three Songs

Fri, 07/10/15
Authored by David Stafford
South Africa's Soweto Gospel Choir are two-time Grammy winners for Best Traditional World Music Album. They combine gospel, spirituals, reggae, and American popular music, as evidenced by the three songs below: "Mama Tembu's Wedding," "Avulekile Amasango/One Love," and "Khu... Read more

The Gap Band, "Early In The Morning"

Wed, 07/08/15
Authored by David Stafford
What says funky hump day better than flaming drumsticks? Check out the Gap Band (brothers Charlie, Ronnie, and Robert Wilson) performing "Early In The Morning" in 1982.  Read more

Little Freddie King, "Pauger Street Boogie"

Mon, 07/06/15
Authored by David Stafford
Here's Little Freddie King with "Pauger Street Boogie", a song rooted in his memories of the Last Chance Lounge. A cousin of Lightin' Hopkins, King was born in McComb, MS but has been a New Orleanian since the age of 14. This performance was recorded by the WWOZ video unit ... Read more

Jimi Hendrix, "The Star Spangled Banner"

Fri, 07/03/15
Authored by David Stafford
Happy Independence Day! Here's Jimi Hendrix's famous rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" live at Woodstock, August, 1969.  Read more

Anders Osborne & Luther Dickinson, "Black Muddy River"

Wed, 07/01/15
Authored by David Stafford
Anders Osborne and Luther Dickinson cover "Black Muddy River" from the Grateful Dead's In The Dark album. This video is part of a series of Grateful Dead covers called "Songs Of Their Own" produced by JamBase to pay tribute to the the Grateful Dead’s influential original so... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Visits Mr. Mooney's Class

Sun, 07/05/15
Authored by David Stafford
In this piece from NPR Music, rapper Kendrick Lamar, whose latest album, To Pimp a Butterfly, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's albums chart earlier this year, visits Brian Mooney's class at High Tech High School in North Bergen, N.J. Lamar's work engages themes of blackness ... Read more

Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics, "Aseni" live

Fri, 06/26/15
Authored by David Stafford
Since the 1960s, Nigerian Afro-pop pioneer Orlando Julius has merged western pop, soul, and R&B with traditional African sounds and rhythms. In this video, he does a steamy, funky version of "Aseni" with the Heliocentrics (a London-based musical collective combining funk, j... Read more

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, "Up Above My Head"

Thu, 06/25/15
Authored by David Stafford
Sister Rosetta Tharpe was one of the great innovators in twentieth-century American music, gospel's first cross-over artist and a huge influence on early rock-n-roll. Here she does "Up Above My Head" on the show TV Gospel Time (which ran from 1962-66) accompanied by the Oli... Read more

Mable John, "No Matter How She Done It"

Tue, 06/23/15
Authored by David Stafford
Born in Bastrop, LA in 1930, Mable John's family relocated to Detroit, where she became the first woman signed to Motown's Tamla label. The performance and interview videos below come from 2008 appearance on the BBC's Later...with Jools Holland.You can see Mable John at the... Read more

Charlie Musselwhite, "Mississippi Beat Part I"

Mon, 06/22/15
Authored by David Stafford
Kosciusko, MS native and Blues Hall of Famer Charlie Musselwhite, accompanied by German guitarist Richard Bargel, performs "Mississippi Beat Part I." This performance took place at Altes Pfandhaus, a concert hall and cultural center in Cologne, Germany in March 2007.  Read more

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