This week on From the Vault, we continue our celebration of Black History Month with a unique Pacifica concert recording featuring reggae singer Judy Mowatt (one-time member of the I-Three’s and backup singer for Bob Marley and the Wailers). In November 1983, Mowatt appeared live with the One Vibe Band at SOB’s in New York City (co-presented by WBAI-FM), performing “Only a Woman”, “Down in the Valley”, “Slave Queen”, “Concrete Jungle”, “Big Woman”, “Many Are Called”, “Sister’s Chant”, “One Love” (featuring Peter Tosh), “Only a Woman”, “Hush Baby Mother”, “You Don’t Care”, “The First Cut”, and “You’re my People.”
From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the GRAMMY Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration, and past grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners. We also thank our partners and collaborators at the Pop-Up Archive, Amara, Other Minds Archives, George Blood Audio, and the California Audio Visual Preservation Project.
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