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Summer Tunes for Black Music Month, Part 3

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Summer Tunes for Black Music Month, Part 3

Summer Tunes for Black Music Month, Part 3

Summer Tunes for Black Music Month, Part 3

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News and Notes with Ed Gordon concludes its three-part roundtable series on the art and business of African-American music. This week, we talk with three professionals who've been on the business and creative sides of the music industry — and who know all too well the business of music.

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Warner Bros.

Al Jarreau: Live in London

Al Jarreau remains an icon to R&B fans worldwide. His manager Bill Darlington picks a track Jarreau recorded live in London some 20 years ago:

We're in This Love Together

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MC Lyte: Lyte as a Rock

Hip-hop pioneer MC Lyte's debut album Lyte as a Rock remains a classic of the genre. Lyte is also an actress and now an author with her book of poems, Just My Take.

Lyte as a Rock

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Wattstax: Highlights from the Soundtrack

One-time owner of the Oakland-based Stax Records helped to create a sound that defined "black music" in the 1970s. He picks an R&B tune by Carla Thomas from the Wattstax concert film:

Pick Up the Pieces

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