[JPL] Motown Info

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Are these recordings strictly spoken word or are there Motown players adding music to the proceedings? 

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From: "Eric Jackson" <eric-jackson at comcast.net> 
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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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> Jae Sinnett 


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 
Mon - Thurs 8 pm - mid. 
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> --- On Thu, 1/22/09, Derrick Lucas <derrick at jazz901.org> wrote: 
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>> 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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