Say It Loud: Black Music in America: soundtrack from the documentary series. [Disc 2]

Optical Disk
Created: 2001


Say It Loud: Black Music in America: soundtrack from the documentary series. [Disc 2]
Summary: "As a member of the Cable in the Classroom initiative, VH1 airs commercial free educational programming under the banner, VH1 Music Studio. In 2001, as part of VH1 Music Studio, the network offered a themed study of music and history titled 'Music: A Reflection of the Times.' A key VH1 program offered for study using that theme was 'Say it Loud!: A Celebration of Black Music in America' produced in part by Quincy Jones Media Group, Rhino Records and Highway Films. The five-part series recounts the evolution of urban music's most powerful and trend-setting genres through firsthand accounts of those who experienced and created the history, including James Brown, Queen Latifah, T-Boz, Smokey Robinson and George Clinton. VH1 Music Studio supported the series with 18 lesson plans developed by experts including Dr. Willie Hill, President-Elect of MENC; Dr. Dee Spencer, Professor of Music, San Francisco State University; the Heuristix Interactive Learning Company and Quincy Jones. All lesson plans were available via the Internet on Education issues explored were Genres of Music; Music as a Means of Communication; Understanding music in relation to history and culture; Musical Composition, Improvisation and Arranging; Careers within the Music Industry; The Artist as Entrepreneur; The Genres of Black Music; Women in Music; Tolerance/Diversity; Discouraging Stereotypes; and How Developments in the Civil Rights Movement Related to the Image.

"VH1 provided additional support for the series with a variety of 'Say It Loud' workshops organized in partnership with its local cable affiliates. Locally, students in grades 5-9 participated in discussions about the program, culminating in a special screening of one episode. An alliance with Rhino Records made it possible for educators to purchase a boxed CD set of music from the series at a special discount, while the MENC - The National Association for Music Education, aided with tune in promotion for the VH1 Music Studio project. The series received critical acclaim from educators and cable affiliates alike, who were proud to be aligned with the project. Educators lauded VH1 Music Studio for its lesson plans and praised the support provided in making historical material meaningful and interesting to students."--2001 Peabody Awards entry form.

This is Disc Two of the six-CD compilation that accompanies the series, containing popular music in various styles, with some spoken word historical material. Contents: Straighten up and fly right (the King Cole Trio) -- Ko Ko (Charlie Parker's Ri Bop Boys) -- If you could see me now (Sarah Vaughan) -- Joe Louis returns from the Army -- The midnight special (Leadbelly) -- Call it stormy Monday (but Tuesday is just as bad) (T-Bone Walker) -- 'Round about midnight (Thelonious Monk Quartet) -- Frank Stanley on Negro newspaper week -- How high the moon (Ella Fitzgerald) -- It's too soon to know (Orioles) -- I feel like going home (Muddy Waters) -- Boogie chillen' (John Lee Hooker) -- President Harry S. Truman's civil rights legislation -- In the evening when the sun goes down (Charles Brown Trio) -- Baby, get lost (Dinah Washington) -- Civil Rights Bill narrowly defeated in Senate -- Saturday night fish fry (parts I & II) (Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five) -- Mardi Gras in New Orleans (Professor Longhair) -- Jackie Robinson on the eve of the 1949 World Series -- Rocket "88" (Jackie Brenston & his Delta Cats) -- (Mama) He treats your daughter mean (Ruth Brown) -- Money honey (the Drifters) -- Shake, rattle & roll (Joe Turner & his Blues Kings).

Corporate Producers: Rhino Entertainment Company | Quincy Jones Media Group | VH1 (Firm)

Persons Appearing: Lionel Richie (Guest) | Smokey Robinson (Guest) | Ice-T (Guest) | Lil' Kim (Guest) | Macy Gray (Guest) | B.B. King (Guest) | Quincy Jones (Guest) | Herbie Hancock (Guest) | Gladys Knight (Guest) | Isaac Hayes (Guest) | Wyclef Jean (Guest) | Natalie Cole (Guest) | Tommy Hilfiger (Guest) | Rick James (Guest) | George Clinton (Guest) | Al Sharpton (Guest) | George Benson (Guest) | MC Hammer (Guest) | James Brown (Guest) | P. Diddy (Guest)

Broadcast Date: 2001