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Black History Month special: Sing Out salutes TOM WILSON

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Folk and not so acoustic music, hosted by Larry Kelp.

Bob Dyan and Tom Wilson in the studio
Bob Dyan and Tom Wilson in the studio

Black History Month special: Tonight Sing Out salutes TOM WILSON, the first African-American producer at a major record company (Columbia Records). The Harvard grad’s role in the recording studio in the 1960s changed all of our lives and pushed musicians to change the sound of music itself, from producing the first Sun Ra album in 1957 (on Wilson’s short-lived label Transition), the only collaboration between Cecil Taylor and John Coltrane, Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sounds of Silence,” Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone,” and that was just the start. Wilson produced the debut albums by Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention, Velvet Underground, Soft Machine, solo Nico, many of the Animals’ albums, as well as Dion,  Pete Seeger, Country Joe & the Fish, the Blues Project.



Sing Out salutes Black History Monthwith a two-hour program devoted to music produced byTOM WILSON, the first African[-American producer at a Major Record LabelEvery recording below was produced by Tom Wilson
John Coltrane and Cecil TaylorShifting DownColtrane TimeBlue Note
Sun RaBrainvilleSun Song (originally Jazz by Sun Ra)Delmark
Bob DylanMixed Up ConfusionBiographColumbia
Bob Dylan115th Dream (Excerpt)
Bob DylanLike a Rolling Stone (rehearsal take 1)Bootleg 12 (1965-66)Columbia Legacy
Bob DylanLike a Rolling Stone (master take)Highway 61 RevisitedColumbia
Simon and GarfunkelSound of Silence (oriignal acoustic version)Wednesday Morning, 3 AMColumbia
Simon and GarfunkelSound of Silence (electric)Sounds of SilenceColumbia
Pete SeegerGod Bless the GrassGod Bless the GrassColumbia
Mothers of InventionWho are the Brain PoliceFreat OutVerve
Hugh MasekelaAbangomaThe Americanization of Ooga BoogaVerve
The Animals (w/Hugh Masekela)MontereyThe Twain Shall MeetMGM
AnimalsInside Looking OutAnimalizationMGM
Blues ProjectI Can't Keep from CryingProjectionsVerve Forecast
Sun Ra & The Blues ProjectBatman ThemeBatman and RobinComet (orig. Tifton, 1966)
Velvet UndergroundAll Tomorrow's PartiesVelvet Underground & NicoVerve
Velvet UndergroundI'm Waiting for the ManVlvet Undergound & NicoVerve
NicoThe Fairest of the SeasonsChelsea GirlPolydor
NicoThese DaysChelsea GirlPolydor
The Soft MachineHope for HappinessThe Soft Machinerobe
Sun RaCall for All DemonsSun SongDelmark
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