CD Revives the 'Black Ballad' Tradition

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For generations, tales of African-American life have been told through a musical genre known as black ballads. A new CD, Classic African-American Ballads, is reviving this part of black musical history. Barry Lee Pearson, who produced the album, discusses the origin of the music.

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Barry Lee Pearson, producer
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