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Cannonball Express
Program 262
Original Airdate: 4/26/1973

Subject Keywords
Afro-American dance
Afro-American musicians
Afro-American psychologists
Afro-Americans - Psychology
Jazz
Jazz musicians
Music - Performance
Racism - psychological aspects
Self-defense

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Adderley, Cannonball (Nat Adderley)
Pouissant, Dr. Alvin

Corporate Names
Cannonball Express (musical group)
Immala Blakely Dancers
J.R. Mitchell Experience, The (musical group)
Paul's Mall - Boston - Massachusetts

Program Description
Program contains numerous "magazine-style" segments, of which the most prominent is host John Slade's interview with musician Cannonball Adderley. Accompanying the interview, in segments before and after, is performance footage of Adderley's jazz band Cannonball Express (with Bobby Timmons, Walter Booker and Roy McCurdy) shot live at Paul's Mall in Boston the night before the interview. Other segments include a performance by the Immala Blakely Dancers, an interview with Harvard psychiatry professor Dr. Alvin Pouissant about his book Why Blacks Kill Blacks, a demonstration of self-defense techniques using karate with black belt Harry Gardner, and a performance by jazz group The J.R. Mitchell Experience.

Producer
John Slade

Associate Producer
Vickie Jones

Director
Russ Tillman

Editor
Henry Johnson

Cinematographer
Peter Hoving
Henry Johnson

Host
John Slade

Guests
Cannonball Adderley
Dr. Alvin Pouissant

Performers
Immala Blakely Dancers (dancers)
J.R. Mitchell Experience, The (musical group)

Others
Barbara Barrow (production assistant)
Henry Johnson (film sound)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
David Loerzel (film sound)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-00803
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01428
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01428A
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 803-60
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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