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KFAI Presents Black History Month Specials

3pm: Max Roach – Drums Unlimited
A tribute to the late Max Roach. In this hour-long special Max Roach tells his story with frankness and a characteristic sharp wit, supported by special guests including Dizzy Gillespie, and noted drummers Paul Motion and Art Taylor.

4pm: Sly and the Family Stone: Family Affair
A one-hour radio documentary about Sly the Family Stone, their music, their turbulent history, and the indelible marks they left behind.

5pm: James Brown, Bluesman
The Godfather Of Soul, the late James Brown, will always be remembered for the funk music he developed more than for his blues. But Brown brought his unique spirit and talent to the blues genre and to jazz, even if the recordings were deep cuts on albums or unissued until many years after he made them. This special features some of those deep tracks, including his versions of songs from the repertoire of his greatest influence, Louis Jordan— as well as his haunting King Heroin and other affecting performances not at the top of the James Brown catalog of hits.

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In anticipation of the locally-heralded Tardy Gras party at the Eagles, Brother Tad plays a whole lotta songs about New Orleans cuisine. We also celebrate Willie Mitchell’s birthday with some of the anthems recorded at Hi.

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Play list for 02-27-08. This show wraps up our salute to Black History Month.

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Thanks for taking the A-train down the fine line between blues, RB, Soul, Funk Jazz.

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It’s an 80th Birthday in Blue for New Orleans’ own FATS DOMINO, along with more Birthday in Blue sounds from Fats’ longtime guitarist Roy Montrell, Clarence ‘Bon Ton’ Garlow, Rockabilly Pioneer Sid ‘HardRock’ Gunter, and from the world of Country Music,
The Man in Black-Johnny Cash, and Bluegrass Immortal Ralph Stanley, as well as the original leader of the Rolling Stones—the ill fated Brian Jones.

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