May 172011
 

Brown Bag AllStars & DJ Brace CD Release Show / Torae / DJ Evil Dee / DJ Ready Cee

Sat, May 21, 2011, 8:00pm Doors, 9:00pm Show – 92YTribeca Mainstage

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“The Brown Bag AllStars (BBAS) consist of The Audible Doctor, J57, Koncept, Soul Khan, DJ’s: E Holla, DeeJay Element & DJ Goo. BBAS met while working at the hiphop mecca, Fat Beats NY. Co-signed by DJ Premier, DJ Eclipse, Peter Rosenberg and many more, BBAS is the group to look out for in 2011.”
—HipHopGame.com

Brooklyn hip hop rising stars Brown Bag AllStars take the stage at 92YTribeca to celebrate a brand new double CD of unreleased material, Brown Bag Season, Vol. 1 which is dropping on the indie Canadian label owned by Juno Award-winning producer/DMC Champion DJ Brace.

The night will feature special guests throughout, including DJ Brace, a Canadian DMC Champion DJ that came in #8 in the World DMC DJ Championships. He also won a Juno Award last year for Instrumental Album of the Year.

Aug 062010
 

This some some serious ad copy: “Six hours of contemporary history edited to the essence of human entertainment”.

The Wattstax lineup was stellar and I wish I could go back in time to be there.  Who can forget Rufus Thomas’s loud suit, Isaac Hayes rockin a chain shirt, and the Bar Kays putting in work on “Son of Shaft”.  I haven’t watched or listened to Wattstax in a long time, but I’m definitely due for a refresher viewing…even if it’s just to see the mega infield dancing that resembles the world’s biggest Soul Train line.  It’s not the absolute greatest shit of all time, but def worth your time if you’re not in the know.  Also, If you listen close to the record, you’re going to hear a few famous vocal samples.

For those of you on phones and garbage monitors, the album lineup is: Issac Hayes, The Staple Singers, Rufus Thomas, Albert King, Eddie Floyd, The Bar-Kays, Carla Thomas, & The Soul Children

Richard Pryor narrated trailer:

Aug 042010
 

The caption on this one is:

“Never before in the history of show business have so many working black entertainers congregated in one city at the same time. During one week this winter, the above performers were appearing in Las Vegas with still additional stars (see marquees on opposite page) starting the next week.  Pictured 1st row, left to right, George Kirby, Harry Belafonte, Nancy Wilson, Sammy Davis Jr., Ella Fitzgerald (half hidden), Billy Eckstine and Joe Williams;  2nd row, Redd Foxx, Billy Daniels, conductor George Rhodes, Herb Mills, and Donald Mills of the Mills Brothers, Jimmy Randolph and 3rd row, Harry Mills, Sonny Charles, music conductors Bobby Tucker, Paul Curry, and Tommy Flannigan.”

My question to you…do we even have enough black star power today to make a photo worthy of being in the same class with this?