[JPL] Motown Info

Eric Jackson eric-jackson at comcast.net
Thu Jan 22 10:08:04 EST 2009


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> Thanks for this info Derrick. Very helpful. Now trying to find some of these will be interesting. 
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I'm pretty sure I have several of them but I'm to busy to check right 
now. I'll check either later today or tomorrow.

Eric Jackson
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> --- 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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