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BLACK OMNIBUS

BLACK OMNIBUS
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This is the complete Black Omnibus 13-episode, four-disc set recorded in
1973 featuring live performances and conversations with the day’s most prominent African American athletes, entertainers and cultural figures.

Shot in Hollywood, California, and hosted by James Earl Jones, Black Omnibus includes Richard Pryor,
Rufus Thomas and the Bar-Kays, all of whom were in town for the legendary Wattstax Music Festival that year which was attended by over 100,000 people.

“Black Omnibus is the whole wide world of the black experience.”
—James Earl Jones

    DISC ONE
    Episode 1
  • Jim Brown
  • Rev. James Cleveland
  • Arnold Dover
  • Paula Kelly
  • Ray May
  • The New Birth (originally The Nite-Lighters)
  • Maxine Weldon

  • Episode 2
  • Hank Crawford
  • The Friends Of Distinction
  • Cleavon Little
  • Letta-Mbulu
  • Richard and Willie

  • Episode 3
  • Franklin Ajaye
  • Papa John Creach
  • Hannah Dean
  • Ron O’Neal
  • Esther Phillips
  • Hugh A. Robertson
  • Alan Weeks
  • DISC TWO
    Episode 4
  • Shadrack
  • Eubie Blake
  • The Sylvers
  • Goldfinger and Dove
  • Carmen McRae

  • Episode 5
  • Lou Rawls
  • Paula Kelly
  • Althea Gibson
  • Yvonne Brathwaite Burke
  • Luther Ingram
  • Beah Richards
  • Oscar Brown Jr.
  • Jean Pace

  • Episode 6
  • The Bar-Kays
  • Sondra “Blinky” Williams
  • The Crusaders
  • Jim McMillian
  • Gene Washington
  • Paul Mooney
  • DISC THREE
    Episode 7
  • Odetta
  • Little Dion
  • The Spinners
  • Dr. Alvin Poussaint
  • Dr. William Grier

  • Episode 8
  • La Verne Williams
  • Slappy White
  • Scoey Mitchlll
  • Caribbean Allstars Steel Band
  • Freddie Hubbard

  • Episode 9
  • Rufus Thomas
  • Richard Pryor
  • Caroline Blakey
  • Jimmy Smith
  • Bernie Casey
  • DISC FOUR
    Episode 10
  • Willie Bobo
  • Alex Haley
  • Michell Simmons
  • Oscar Brown, Jr.v
  • Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
  • Quasi Badu
  • Elvin Jones

  • Episode 11
  • The Edwin Hawkins Singers
  • Dr. Don Shirley
  • The Voices of Deliverance
  • Cicely Tyson

  • Episode 12
  • Ahmad Jamal
  • Abbey Lincoln
  • Jimmy Witherspoon
  • Taj Mahal

  • Episode 13
  • Gloria Lynne
  • Charles White
  • Stu Gilliam
  • Esther Phillips
  • Ahmad Jamal
  • Ray Scott
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