ShowDiasporic Music
Broadcast TitleTribute to Nick Ashford and interview with author Dr. Gerald Horne
Broadcast Date2011-08-28
Record Date2011-08-28
SummaryProducer/Host Norman (Otis) Richmond aka Jalali pays tribute to Nick Ashford. Ashford joined the ancestors on August 22.

As songwriting partners, he and his wife, Valerie Simpson, wrote hits for Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye and Tammie Terrell and Diana Ross, and then went on to become singing stars themselves in the 1970s and 1980s as Ashford & Simpson.

Jalali also talks to Dr. Gerald Horne about his new volume, Fighting in Paradise: Labor Unions, Racism, and Communists in the Making of Modern Hawaii. Dr. Horne, is also author of Mau Mau in Harlem?: The U.S. and the Liberation of Kenya.