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Tavares
Program 403
Original Airdate: 10/17/1974

Subject Keywords
Afro-American lawyers
Afro-American musicians
Afro-American singers
Afro-Americans in the performing arts
Legal services - Boston - Massachusetts
Mime
Music - Performance

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
Robinson, Smokey
Spellman, A.B.

Corporate Names
Roxbury Committee Defenders Committee, Inc.
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (musical group)
Tavares (musical group)

Program Description
Say Brother presents the musical group Tavares, who perform in-studio before an audience. The Tavares brothers (Arthur Tavares, Ralph Vierra Tavares, Perry Lee Tavares, Antone Tavares, and Feliciano Tavares, aka Chubby, Tiny, Ralph, Pooch, and Butch) sing "Am I Too Late," "Strangers in Dark Corners," "If That's the Way You Want It," and "Check It Out" with supporting musicians. Additional program segments include a mime performance by Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson), "Access" (on the services of the Roxbury Defenders Committee, Inc.), "Information" (on rent control and rent increases), "Blast From the Past" (with an excerpt from a 1968 Say Brother interview with musician Smokey Robinson), "The Word" (with commentary by professor and historian A.B. Spellman), the "Community Calendar," and "Commentary" by Producer Marita Rivero.

Producer
Marita Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow

Director
Conrad White

Editor
Henry Johnson

Writer
Dighton Spooner

Guests
A. B. Spellman

Performers
Tavares (musical group)
Fred Johnson (Halim Adbur Rashid) (mime)
Vickie Jones (quickie)

Others
Boston Art Ensemble (theme music)
lloyd Cogell (still photography)
James Cooper (commentary editor)
June Cross (community coordinator)
Tony Davis (talent coordinator)
Stephen Farrier (community coordinator)
Sallie McGuire (production assistant)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)
Ira Williams (music coordinator)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-01311
Original footage 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape (item number not yet assigned)
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01635A
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01635
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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