The Say Brother Collection
search programs by:program numbersubjectpersonal namecorporate name|home


launch movie

programs by subject:
Music Special
Program 269
Original Airdate: 7/5/1973

Subject Keywords
Afro-American musicians
Afro-American poets
Music - Performance
Oral interpretation of poetry
Poetry

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Arthur, King
Ruff, Robert

Corporate Names
Monty Williams Express (musical group)

Program Description
Program consists of segments from in-studio performances by musicians King Arthur and the Monty Williams Express, as well as poetry readings by Roxbury, Massachusetts, "jazz poet" Robert Ruff. (Ruff reads his poems "Dirty Shoes," "Stigma," "Playing from the Music Malcolm Wrote," and "I Come to Play.") Program aims to recreate "the gaiety of outdoor music festivals" inside studio walls.

Producer
John Slade

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow

Director
Russ Tillman

Writer
Vickie Jones

Performers
Monty Williams Express (musical group)
King Arthur (musician)
Robert Ruff (poet)

Others
Henry Johnson (filmmaker)
Vickie Jones (researcher)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-06129
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01550A
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01552
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)



The Say Brother Collection Web site is a production of the WGBH Archives.
©2001 WGBH Educational Foundation.