gospel music http://kut.org en In Black America Podcast: Dr. Bobby Jones - Rejoice With Me! http://kut.org/post/black-america-podcast-dr-bobby-jones-rejoice-me <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. speaks with Gospel Recording artist, radio and TV host, Dr. Bobby Jones. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">No one has spent more years on cable TV than BET’s Dr. Bobby Jones who has hosted “</span><a href="http://www.bet.com/shows/bobby-jones-gospel.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Bobby Jones Gospel</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">” for thirty-four years. During those years, his show has spotlighted artists as diverse as country stars Loretta Lynn and Barbara </span>Mandrell<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to R&amp;B icons such as Patti </span>LaBelle<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and The Whispers. In between, Jones has also hosted the biggest names in gospel music from Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary to Yolanda Adams and </span>Tamela<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Mann.</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/153433675&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 19:13:42 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 10559 at http://kut.org In Black America Podcast: Dr. Bobby Jones - Rejoice With Me! What You Don't Know About Mavis Staples and Her Music http://kut.org/post/what-you-dont-know-about-mavis-staples-and-her-music <p>For a slightly younger generation, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFBHOtN5ssc#t=25">Staples Singers</a>&nbsp;evoke memories of avocado colored refrigerators and polyester pants. Not a bad thing, necessarily, but certainly not the reason you should know the name&nbsp;<a href="http://mavisstaples.com/">Mavis Staples</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>In the new book, "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Ill-Take-You-There-Freedoms/dp/1451647859">I’ll Take You There</a>," music journalist Greg&nbsp;Kot connects the dots between modern American culture and the great migration as African-Americans moved from the deep south to Chicago.&nbsp;</p><p>Mavis Staples is part of the fabric of Chicago, Kot tells <a href="http://kut.org/topic/coming-soon-texas-standard">Texas Standard's&nbsp;</a>David Brown.</p><p>"[She's] a cultural institution. Her family is a cultural institution," he says.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/139578017&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:05:00 +0000 David Brown & Emily Donahue 9969 at http://kut.org What You Don't Know About Mavis Staples and Her Music