[JPL] Motown Info

Jae Sinnett jaejazz at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 22 09:53:31 EST 2009


Thanks for this info Derrick. Very helpful. Now trying to find some of these will be interesting. 

Jae Sinnett


--- On Thu, 1/22/09, Derrick Lucas <derrick at jazz901.org> wrote:

> From: Derrick Lucas <derrick at jazz901.org>
> Subject: Re: [JPL] Motown Info
> To: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
> Date: Thursday, January 22, 2009, 12:45 AM
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> 
> Hey Jae and The Gang
> 
> Here's the discograhpy from Motown's Black Fourm
> label from 1970-73 for
> anyone who might be interested
> 
> The listings are from
> http://www.bsnpubs.com/motown/motownmisc.html
> 
> 
> BF 451 - *Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam* - *Dr. Martin
> Luther King*[10/70]
> 
> BF 452 - *Free Huey* - *Stokley Carmichael* [10/70] Free
> Huey (22:23)//Free
> Huey (23:41)
> 
> BF 453 - *Writers of the Revolution* - *Langston Hughes
> & Margaret
> Danner*[10/70] Writers Of The Revolution (22:26)//Writers
> Of The
> Revolution (22:46)
> 
> 
> B 454L - *Guess Who's Coming Home* - *Black Fighting
> Men In Vietnam Narrated
> by Wallace Terry* [2/72] Recorded Live In Vietnam
> (24:08)//Recorded Live In
> Vietnam (23:20)
> 
> B 455L - *The Congressional Black Caucus* - *Ossie Davis
> & Bill
> Cosby*[4/72] The Congressional Black Caucus (21:00)//The
> Congressional
> Black
> Caucus (23:10)
> 
> B 456L - *Black Spirits* - *Imanu Amiri Baraka* [4/72]
> Imanu Amiri Baraka is
> also known as LeRoi Jones. Introduction - Imamu Amiri
> Baraka/Circles, Black
> Is, Nigger Do You, This Little Light Of Mine, Ladybird,
> What's Happening To
> The Heroes - Kali/A Folk Fable For My People - Johari
> Amini/Kitchen Chair
> Poem #5 - Clarence Major/Boppin' - David Henderson/The
> Poet The Dreamer,
> Popsicle Cold, One-Eyed Critics, Brothers The Struggle Must
> Go On,
> Clairvoyance, One For All, Mind And Soul After Dark, Allah,
> Above
> Karma/Notes From A Guerrilla Diary - Aski Mohammed
> Toure//And See Her Image
> In The River, Song Of Ditla Part 2 - Original Last
> Poets/Pimp's Last Mack: A
> Death Request - Stanley Crouch/One Thousand Nine Hundred
> And Sixty Eight
> Winters - Jackie Earley/Hip Men - Amus Moore/Holy Days -
> Larry Neal/A
> History Poem - Imamu Amiri Baraka
> 
> B 457L - *It's Nation Time* - *Imanu Amiri Baraka*
> [4/72] Kutoa Sifa/Answers
> In Progress/All In The Street/Come See About Me/Peace In
> Place/Bad News For
> Your Highness/Was Goin' Happen//Kutoa Umoja/Come Back
> Pharaoh/Who Will
> Survive America/How Africans Got To Be Negroes/It's
> Nation Time/Pull The
> Covers Off/Pamoja Tutashinda
> 
> BF 458L - *Elaine Brown* - *Elaine Brown* [4/73] No
> Time/Jonathan/Can't Go
> Back/All The Young And Fine Men/Until We're Free//I
> Know Who You Are/Child
> In The World/A Little Baby/And We Shall Meet Again Meet
> Again
> *DISCOGRAPHY:*
> 
> The Black Forum label was a Motown spoken word label, it
> was active from
> 1970 to 1973 . The Black Forum label is blue on the left
> side and green on
> the right side. The printing on the label is black. There
> are two white
> circles fanning out to the top and bottom of the label from
> the center hole.
> At the top of the label is "BLACK FORUM", below
> this is a "bf" in a box, "b"
> is blue and "f" is green with "BLACK
> FORUM" below it. Promotional labels are
> white with the same graphics as the regular label without
> the blue and
> green. The album number is followed by -DJ.
> 
> BF 451 - *Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam* - *Dr. Martin
> Luther King*[10/70]
> 
> BF 452 - *Free Huey* - *Stokley Carmichael* [10/70] Free
> Huey (22:23)//Free
> Huey (23:41)
> 
> BF 453 - *Writers of the Revolution* - *Langston Hughes
> & Margaret
> Danner*[10/70] Writers Of The Revolution (22:26)//Writers
> Of The
> Revolution (22:46)
> 
> 
> B 454L - *Guess Who's Coming Home* - *Black Fighting
> Men In Vietnam Narrated
> by Wallace Terry* [2/72] Recorded Live In Vietnam
> (24:08)//Recorded Live In
> Vietnam (23:20)
> 
> B 455L - *The Congressional Black Caucus* - *Ossie Davis
> & Bill
> Cosby*[4/72] The Congressional Black Caucus (21:00)//The
> Congressional
> Black
> Caucus (23:10)
> 
> B 456L - *Black Spirits* - *Imanu Amiri Baraka* [4/72]
> Imanu Amiri Baraka is
> also known as LeRoi Jones. Introduction - Imamu Amiri
> Baraka/Circles, Black
> Is, Nigger Do You, This Little Light Of Mine, Ladybird,
> What's Happening To
> The Heroes - Kali/A Folk Fable For My People - Johari
> Amini/Kitchen Chair
> Poem #5 - Clarence Major/Boppin' - David Henderson/The
> Poet The Dreamer,
> Popsicle Cold, One-Eyed Critics, Brothers The Struggle Must
> Go On,
> Clairvoyance, One For All, Mind And Soul After Dark, Allah,
> Above
> Karma/Notes From A Guerrilla Diary - Aski Mohammed
> Toure//And See Her Image
> In The River, Song Of Ditla Part 2 - Original Last
> Poets/Pimp's Last Mack: A
> Death Request - Stanley Crouch/One Thousand Nine Hundred
> And Sixty Eight
> Winters - Jackie Earley/Hip Men - Amus Moore/Holy Days -
> Larry Neal/A
> History Poem - Imamu Amiri Baraka
> 
> B 457L - *It's Nation Time* - *Imanu Amiri Baraka*
> [4/72] Kutoa Sifa/Answers
> In Progress/All In The Street/Come See About Me/Peace In
> Place/Bad News For
> Your Highness/Was Goin' Happen//Kutoa Umoja/Come Back
> Pharaoh/Who Will
> Survive America/How Africans Got To Be Negroes/It's
> Nation Time/Pull The
> Covers Off/Pamoja Tutashinda
> 
> BF 458L - *Elaine Brown* - *Elaine Brown* [4/73] No
> Time/Jonathan/Can't Go
> Back/All The Young And Fine Men/Until We're Free//I
> Know Who You Are/Child
> In The World/A Little Baby/And We Shall Meet Again
> 
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 7:43 PM, Jae Sinnett
> <jaejazz at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
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> >
> > Back in the 60's Motown release some "spoken
> word" recordings. I remembered
> > the one with Stokely Carmichael. I also know they
> released one with "Leroi
> > Jones" and Langston Hughes. Would anyone happen
> to be familiar with those
> > recordings or have copies? While I was thinking about
> one of my R&B
> > Chonicles features this thought came to me about these
> recordings. Not sure
> > if I can find them. I was also thinking about the
> white artists Motown
> > recorded...not many but there were a few. One group
> (which their sub label
> > for white rock artists was named after) I will feature
> is Rare Earth. It's
> > funny in that maybe some remember Gil
> Scott-Heron's masterpiece "The
> > Revolution Will Not Be Televised." In it one line
> said "The theme song to
> > the revolution will not be sung by Jim Webb, Glen
> Campbell, Francis Scott
> > Key, Johnny Cash, Tom Jones or the Rare Earth."
> Funny. I wonder if they knew
> > about that.
> >
> > Jae Sinnett
> >
> >
> >
> >
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