ShowDiasporic Music
Broadcast TitleSaluting soul and funk pioneer Charles Wright and interviewing the author of We Will Return In The Whirlwind
Broadcast Date2012-06-03
Record Date2012-06-03
SummaryWe will have a music salute to Charles Wright on Diasporic Music.Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band are a pioneering African soul and funk band based in colonial U.S. Formed in the early 1960s, they had the most visibility 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, 1970's "Express Yourself" a song that has been sampled by rap group N.W.A. amongst others. Muhammad Ahmad is the author of We Will Return In The Whirlwind: Black Radical Organizations 1960-1975, Ahmad will continue his discussion of his relationship to Malcolm X. Music made in the West, but not of the West