Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Harlem Timeline - 2. Part 2

HARLEM TIMELINE - 2. PART 2 (320kbs-m4a/130mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 17th September 2017


In his second journey into Harlem's history, Soweto Kinch finds out about the rich gospel tradition, explores the art, music and poetry of the harlem Renaissance, and traces the story of jazz from swing to bebop. He visits the place where politician Marcus Garvey addressed the crowds from a soapbox, and finds out where African American thinker and reformer W. E. B DuBois lived and worked. He hears about the legendary Savoy Ballroom, and the late night clubs like Minton's and the Uptown House where Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie created a new style of jazz. Finally as the 1940s progress, rhythm and blues arrives on the scene and the everyday sound of Harlem is transformed.

First broadcast in on BBC Radio 2 in 2009.

Kurtis Blow - One Two Five (Main Street Harlem Usa) [Mercury]
Gregory Hopkins & Male Choir Of Convent Avenue Baptist Church - Highway To Heaven [AJB]
Paul Robeson - Scandalize My Name [Hiltongrove]
Gregory Hopkins & Male Choir Of Convent Avenue Baptist Church - Who Built The Ark [AJB]
Ice T - If We Must Die (Poem) [Rhino]
Branford Marsalis - The Weary Blues (Poem) [Rhino]
Willie “The Lion” Smith - Achin Hearted Blues [Charly]
LeVar Burton - The Damnation Of Women (Essay) [Rhino]
Chick Webb And His Orchestra - Stompin' At The Savoy [Hep]
Chick Webb - Darktown Strutters Ball [Hep]
Chick Webb & His Orch/Ella Fitzgerald - A Tisket A Tasket [Pulse]
Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald - I Was Doing All Right [Proper]
Al Cooper & Savoy Sultans - Second Balcony Jump [N/A]
Mills Blue Rhythm Band - The Growl [Chant Du Monde]
Roy Eldridge - Sittin' In [Proper]
Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra - Blowin' The Blues Away [Proper]
Sir Charles Thompson - Takin' Off [Delmark]
Dizzy Gillespie Quintet - Shaw Nuff [Proper]
Charlie Parker Plus Band - Just Friends [Verve]
Big Joe Turner - Sweeet Sixteen [JSP]
Gene Ammons - The Last Mile [Classics]
George Benson - Smokin' Cheeba Cheeba [Paul Winley]
George Benson - Sideman [Columbia]
George Benson - Hello Birdie [Columbia]
Ray Charles - What'd I Say [Atco]

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