ShowDiasporic Music
Broadcast TitleCharles Wright; Dyana Williams; Tribute to Jimmy Scott; Black Music Month
Broadcast Date2014-06-29
Record Date2014-06-29
SummaryThis week: Charles Wright of Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, a pioneering African soul and funk band based in colonial U.S. Formed in the early 1960s, they had the most visibiity from 1967 to 1973...when the band had 9 singles reach Billboard's pop and/or rhythm and blues Hot 100 lists, such as "Do Your Thing", "Till You Get Enough", and "Love Land". They are best known for their biggest hit on Warner Bros. Records, 1970s "Express Yourself" a song that has been sampled by rap group N.W.A. amongst others. Norman talks with veteran broadcast radio personality and entertainment industry professional Dyana Williams. Williiams is the co-founder of the International Association of African American Music Foundation (IAAAM Foundation), the CEO of Influence Entertainment, and helped to establish Black Music Month. Musical tribute to legendary Cleveland-born vocalist Jimmy Scott, known as "Little Jimmy Scott", who joined the ancestors on June 12, 2014. Join Diasporic Music for this final episode of Black Music Month 2014. Visit Norman's blog. Norman O. Richmond aka Jalali on Facebook.