ShowDiasporic Music
Broadcast TitleRemembering Pamela Maynard, honoring Jesse Belvin, talking with Jeanette Baker and spotlighting Van Cephus
Broadcast Date2012-12-09
Record Date2012-12-09

We paid tribute to Pamela Maynard, the Canada-based Guyanese singer, who succumbed to a long battle with breast cancer. She was one of Guyanas singing icons who was versatile in Reggae, Gospel, Soul, R&B, Calypso, Jazz and Soca.

The family and friends of Jesse Belvin have big plans after all these years. Belvin was the first African American to be nominated on the first Grammy Show. We talk with Jeanette Baker, great niece of the legendary Josephine Baker, and an accomplished star of stage, screen, radio, and television in her own right. She introduces her new music and talks about her petition to place Jesse Belvin into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

We put the musical spotlight on accomplished musician Van Cephus. Cephus was a member of Chapter 8 (Anita Baker and Producer Michael Powell) and appeared on their first album. He also played on Randy Crawfords "Knocking On Heavens Door", featuring The Winans and The Clark Sisters. This recording can be heard on the soundtrack of the film "Lethal Weapon 2". He appears on Oleta Adams' CD "Come Walk With Me" (Including the Duet "Beams of Heaven") and accompanied Anita Baker live in New York in a duet configuration.