Singer Martha High and trombonist Fred Wesley talk with Simon Rentner about their experiences in the band of rhythm 'n' blues singer James Brown. High and Wesley appear in "Mr Dynamite," an HBO documentary on Brown's life and legacy.
"Mr. Dynamite" airs on HBO on Oct. 30, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 2 at 1:00 p.m., and Nov. 4 at noon, and on HBO2 on Oct. 29 at 11:30 p.m., and Nov. 6 9:00 p.m.
Pianist Abdullah Ibrahim talks with Rhonda Hamilton about his life and career, including his recording with The Jazz Epistles, a group he formed with trumpeter Hugh Masekela in the 1950s.
Trumpeter Hugh Masekela talks with Gary Walker about his life and musical career in his homeland, South Africa, as part of the Ubuntu festival celebrating the 20th anniversary of democracy in that country.
Funk pioneer George Clinton, who founded the groups Parliament, Funkadelic & P-Funk, talks with guest host Soul Sister from WWOZ about his memoir, "Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?"
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