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Jerry Cummings interview

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Title:
Jerry Cummings interview
Description:
In this clip Jerry Cummings of "Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes" talks about the songwriters at Philadelphia International records. Overall the program focuses on three members of the musical group Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes. Host Barbara Barrow and intern Brian Clarke interview Bluenotes musicians Jerry Cummings, Dwight Johnson, and Bill Spratley, all from the recording label Philadelphia International Records. Topics discussed include their new featured musician, vocalist Sharon Paige, the links between Philadelphia International Records, Harold Melvin Enterprises, Inc., and Melvin and the Bluenotes, the Internationals, a music group Cummings belonged to prior to the Bluenotes, the Bluenotes' new recording, Wake Up Everybody, their current tour, and their recent four-day engagement in Boston. Program includes two performances by mime Fred Johnson (Halim Adbur Rashid). Original air date estimated. Produced by Marita Muhammad Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.
Producer:
Rivero, Marita
Creator:
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Director:
White, Conrad
Contributor:
Smith, Lee
Host:
Clarke, Brian
Contributor:
Sullivan, John
Host:
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Contributor:
Kane, Pat
Contributor:
Bourne, Wendell
Contributor:
Smith, Kathy
Contributor:
Cross, June
Contributor:
Charette, Bill
Contributor:
Allen, Lydia
Contributor:
Bundy, Kissette
Contributor:
Chigas, Basil
Contributor:
Morton, Wil
Contributor:
Handyside, Keith
Researcher:
Spooner, Dighton
Contributor:
MacKnight, John
Date:
May 14, 1976
Format:
Film/Video
Location:
WGBH
Collection (local):
WGBH Open Vault
Series:
Say Brother
Subjects:
Melvin, Harold
Johnson, Dwight
African Americans in the performing arts
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
Philadelphia International Records
African American singers
Internationals, The (Musical group)
Spratley, Bill
African American musicians
Cummings, Jerry
Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes (Musical group)
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Publisher:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Identifier:
V_1997680C60104BD1AB8FF24788BB68C9