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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 musicians
Music - Performance
Racism - psychological aspects

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.

John Slade

Associate Producer
Vickie Jones

Russ Tillman

Henry Johnson

Peter Hoving
Henry Johnson

John Slade

Cannonball Adderley
Dr. Alvin Pouissant

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

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

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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