Last weekend’s Brooklyn Folk Festival, presented by Down Home Radio Show and Jalopy Theater, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church presented a diverse and, on the whole, excellent group of musicians. Wyndham Baird (photo), just back from a tour of England and Scotland, sang a variety of folk and blues songs, accompanying himself […]
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The seventh annual Brooklyn Folk Festival will be in a new, more spacious venue, St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets, the weekend of Friday, April 17 through Sunday, April 19. Among the acts will be Brooklyn’s own Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens, who rocked Plymouth Church along with the […]
The Impressions’ gospel-rooted rhythm ‘n’ blues, prominent on the pop charts during the struggle to end Jim Crow’s dominion, has been called the soundtrack of the civil rights movement. They have a rich history. Founded in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1958–Sam Gooden, at left in the photo above, was a founding member–they later moved to Chicago […]
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