Archive for March, 2017

FTV 560 Dr. Bonnie Morris Reads “Sixes and Sevens”

Posted in Update on March 28th, 2017

This week on From the Vault we spend an hour with Dr. Bonnie Morris, who has devoted the last three decades to documenting and preserving the culture of the women’s music movement. Morris, whose book Eden Built by Eves (1999) was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards, and was the first comprehensive volume on women’s music festivals and their importance in shaping late 20th century lesbian identity, currently lectures at Georgetown University and George Washington University.

In this episode, Morris reads from her newest chapbook “Sixes and Sevens,” a non-fiction narrative of growing up in the 1960’s. An insightful look back at some of the most important moments in her young life, this reading was originally presented live on Pacifica Radio KPFK Los Angeles, during a broadcast of the radio show Travel Tips for Aztlan.

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.

PURCHASE a copy of this program or learn more about the historic archival recordings used within this episode. To purchase a CD copy of this program by phone, please call Pacifica Radio Archives at 800.735.0230 x 262.

FTV 559 Al Jarreau and Julio Martinez 1968-2017

Posted in Update on March 21st, 2017

This week on From the Vault, we celebrate we celebrate the life of Al Jarreau, who had a connection with Pacifica beginning in 1968 that held strong until his death on February 12, 2017. There is no one better to help weave Jarreau’s early beginnings than Pacifica host Julio Martinez – musician, writer and host of KPFK’s Arts in Review, a program centered around theater, music, cabaret and dance. Martinez was Jarreau’s musical partner in the early years, from 1967 to 1975.

Woven into the rich narrative by Martinez, we’ll hear rare live performances of Love Not Now, A Day in the Life, Better than Anything, Lovely Lady Light Up, Something to Lose, and Wonder Well.

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.

PURCHASE a copy of this program or learn more about the historic archival recordings used within this episode. To purchase a CD copy of this program by phone, please call Pacifica Radio Archives at 800.735.0230 x 262.