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For the purposes of my own discography research, did the content of any of
these releases originate from radio broadcasts?

Randy


On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 5:50 PM, CJB <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I might be able to acquire a copy. Meanwhile ...
>
> More info. here:
>
> https://www.google.com/search?q=Motown%3A+Speaking+in+the+Streets
>
> Here's the description from
>
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03nt8wt
>
> ====
>
> In 1970, Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown, set up a Motown spoken
> word label. It was called Black Forum and recorded poetry, civil
> rights speeches, African-American soldiers in Vietnam and more. The
> label closed in 1973 after eight releases. In recent years those
> releases have started to attract interest and some have been reissued.
> What has been revealed is a powerful testament to the African-American
> experience at a turbulent time in American society. The financial
> educator and spoken word record collector Alvin Hall listens to the
> recordings and talks to those who were involved in their making.
>
> Programme Contributors:
>
> Theatre Director and Producer Woodie King Jr., Producer of "Black
> Spirits: Festival of New Poets in America", and "It's Nation Time:
> African Visionary Music"; Professor Suzanne E Smith, author of
> "Dancing in the Street: Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit";
> Pat Thomas, author of "Listen Whitey: The Sights and Sounds of Black
> Power 1965 - 1975"; Elaine Brown, singer songwriter of the album
> "Elaine Brown" and former leader of the Black Panthers; Suzanne de
> Passe, former Creative Director and President of Motown; Amiri Baraka,
> star of "Black Spirits: Festival of New Poets in America", "It's
> Nation Time: African Visionary Music" and civil rights activist, poet,
> and writer
>
> Black Forum releases:
> Dr Martin Luther King Jr. - Why I Oppose The War In Vietnam; Stokely
> Carmichael - Free Huey; Langston Hughes and Margaret Danner - Writers
> Of The Revolution; Guess Who's Coming Home - Black Fighting Men
> Recorded Live In Vietnam; Ossie Davis and Bill Cosby - Address The
> Congressional Black Caucus; Black Spirits - Festival of New Black
> Poets in America; Inamu Amiri Baraka - It's Nation Time; Elaine Brown
> - Elaine Brown
>
> Producer Ekene Akalawu.
>
> ====
>
> On 29/05/2014, Nelson-Strauss, Brenda <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > On a related note, did anyone happen to tape the BBC program by Alvin
> Hall
> > on the Black Forum label? By the time we heard about this, the program
> had
> > already been taken down - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03nt8wt
> >
> > Brenda
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> > [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Nelson-Strauss, Brenda
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 10:18 AM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Seeking 1972 Amiri Baraka LP - It’s Nation Time
> >
> > We’re assisting a professor who has been asked to write an article for
> the
> > ARSC Journal on Motown’s Black Forum label.  The only album we’re
> missing is
> > the 1972 Amiri Baraka LP -  It’s Nation Time – which appears to be
> extremely
> > rare. If anyone owns a copy they would be willing to sell, donate, or rip
> > please contact me directly.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Brenda
> >
> >
> > Brenda Nelson-Strauss
> > Head of Collections
> > Archives of African American Music and Culture
> > 812-855-7530
> > [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> > www.indiana.edu/~aaamc<http://www.indiana.edu/~aaamc>
> > www.blackgrooves.org<http://www.blackgrooves.org/>
> >
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