|Broadcast Title||Diasporic Music on December 10, 2017|
Diasporic Music interviews Rob Bowman.
We also pay tribute to Otis Redding on the 50th anniversary of his death.
Redding was on top of the world at the time of his death. He was known as the most popular male vocalist on the planet earth. Redding was so popular in England that he ended Elvis Presley's eight-year reign as the "world's best male vocalist" on Melody Maker's annual pop poll in 1967.
The life and times of Redding is the subject a new book Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life by Jonathan Gould. The volume has been receiving critical acclaim by the corporate and even the so-called alternative press. Rolling Stone magazine's headline read: Epic New Otis Redding Biography Sheds Light on the Singer's Life and Times.
Gould pointed out in his new book, "...no interview or article mentioning him (Otis Redding) ever appeared in Muhammad Speaks." Darryl Cowherd refutes Gould. Says Cowherd: "Simply put that's a lie. Because I conducted an interview with Otis Redding that was published in Muhammad Speaks September 23, 1966 and I have a copy of that published article to substantiate what I'm saying."