Walter Ray Watson appears in the following:
Friday, June 24, 2016
Parliament showed me that being black has liabilities, but that it's also a powerful gift.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
The longtime piano accompanist and musical director accidentally broke the hit "I Left My Heart In San Francisco." But he was also the driving force behind the style Bennett is best known for.
Monday, February 16, 2015
A documentary shares the good and bad of black history through photography.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
A rare, untitled 1913 silent film is the subject of a new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The exhibit, 100 Years In Post-Production: Resurrecting A Lost Landmark of Black Film History, tells the story behind the silent film's production.
The film features Bert Williams, one ...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The bandleader and composer shifted the jazz landscape of the 1950s and '60s with his bluesy, funky music. Along the way, he mentored major musicians and devised future jazz standards.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
There would be no last call on the day of the March on Washington, and Manny and Mitzie Landsman had no choice in the matter. Their D.C. shop, Metro Liquors, was closed for business on Aug. 28, 1963, just one of 1,900 businesses ordered by local authorities not to sell, ...
Friday, March 15, 2013
Charles Lloyd has a way of talking that sounds a lot like the notes from his saxophone: full of youthful energy, yet packed with experiences reserved for grownups.
"Look," Lloyd says. "I heard Billie. I heard Dinah, I heard Aretha, Marvin. I ...