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Robert O'Meally
ROBERT O'MEALLY appearing in 13 shows and/or playlists

ROBERT O'MEALLY

EPISODES OF AMERICAN ROUTES WITH ROBERT O'MEALLY

FROM THE SHOW: WORDS & MUSIC: RALPH ELLISON'S JAZZ-SHAPED AMERICA & JAMES TALLEY

From the show "Words & Music: Ralph Ellison's Jazz-Shaped America & James Talley" originally aired on June 16th, 2010

FROM THE SHOW: WORDS & MUSIC: RALPH ELLISON'S JAZZ-SHAPED AMERICA & JAMES TALLEY

Columbia professor of jazz studies Robert O'Meally discusses Harlem writer Ralph Ellison, best known for his novel, The Invisible Man. Born in Oklahoma City and reared on the jazz of the southwestern territory bands, Ellison was a music major at Tuskegee Institute before moving to New York. The author used his love and knowledge to write music criticism as well as developing a style of jazz-based, musical language in his fiction.

FROM THE SHOW: WORDS & MUSIC: RALPH ELLISON'S JAZZ-SHAPED AMERICA & JAMES TALLEY

From the show "Words & Music: Ralph Ellison's Jazz-Shaped America & James Talley" originally aired on March 28th, 2007

BILLIE HOLIDAY: LADIES SING THE BLUES & BEYOND--WITH SINGERS CASSANDRA WILSON AND CATHERINE RUSSELL

We follow Billie Holiday from her beginnings through a complex life of troubles and musical triumphs, her compelling "autumn" voice and untimely passing at age 44. Biographers John Szwed and Robert O'Meally discuss Lady Day's style and significance, while Cassandra Wilson describes and sings her approach to the Billie Holiday oeuvre. Singer Catherine Russell describes reaching back to recreate classic blues and jazz. From our archives we hear Nina Simone and Bonnie Raitt praising their blues heroines in story and song.

BILLIE HOLIDAY: LADIES SING THE BLUES & BEYOND--WITH SINGERS CASSANDRA WILSON AND CATHERINE RUSSELL

We Billie Holiday from her beginnings through a complex life of troubles and musical triumphs, her compelling "autumn" voice and untimely passing at age 44. Biographers John Szwed and Robert O'Meally discuss Lady Day's style and significance, while Cassandra Wilson describes and sings her approach to the Billie Holiday oeuvre. Singer Catherine Russell describes reaching back to recreate classic blues and jazz. From our archives we hear Nina Simone and Bonnie Raitt praising their blues heroines in story and song.

BILLIE HOLIDAY: LADIES SING THE BLUES & BEYOND--WITH SINGERS CASSANDRA WILSON AND CATHERINE RUSSELL

For Billie Holiday's centennial celebration, we follow her from her beginnings through a complex life of troubles and musical triumphs, her compelling "autumn" voice and untimely passing at age 44. Biographers John Szwed and Robert O'Meally discuss Lady Day's style and significance, while Cassandra Wilson describes and sings her approach to the Billie Holiday oeuvre. Singer Catherine Russell describes reaching back to recreate classic blues and jazz. From our archives we hear Nina Simone and Bonnie Raitt praising their blues heroines in story and song.

BILLIE HOLIDAY: LADIES SING THE BLUES & BEYOND--WITH SINGERS CASSANDRA WILSON AND CATHERINE RUSSELL

For Billie Holiday's centennial celebration, we follow her from her beginnings through a complex life of troubles and musical triumphs, her compelling "autumn" voice and untimely passing at age 44. Biographers John Szwed and Robert O'Meally discuss Lady Day's style and significance, while Cassandra Wilson describes and sings her approach to the Billie Holiday oeuvre. Singer Catherine Russell describes reaching back to recreate classic blues and jazz. From our archives we hear Nina Simone and Bonnie Raitt praising their blues heroines in story and song.

WORDS & MUSIC: RALPH ELLISON'S JAZZ-SHAPED AMERICA & JAMES TALLEY

Find the connections between the literary landscape and soundscape. We talk with Columbia University jazz scholar Robert O'Meally about the music writings of the Harlem Renaissance author best known for the novel Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison. And visit with songsmith and wordsmith James Talley.

WORDS & MUSIC: RALPH ELLISON'S JAZZ-SHAPED AMERICA & JAMES TALLEY

Find the connections between the literary landscape and soundscape. We talk with Columbia University jazz scholar Robert O'Meally about the music writings of the Harlem Renaissance author best known for the novel Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison. And visit with songsmith and wordsmith James Talley.

WORDS & MUSIC: RALPH ELLISON'S JAZZ-SHAPED AMERICA & JAMES TALLEY

Find the connections between the literary landscape and soundscape. We talk with Columbia University jazz scholar Robert O'Meally about the music writings of Ralph Ellison, the Harlem Renaissance author best known for the novel Invisible Man. And visit with songsmith and wordsmith James Talley.

WORDS & MUSIC

Find the connections between the literary landscape and soundscape. We talk with Columbia University jazz scholar Robert O'Meally about the music writings of Ralph Ellison, the Harlem Renaissance author best known for the novel Invisible Man. And visit with songsmith and wordsmith James Talley. Plus music about writing, reading and talking by Hank Williams, Cassandra Wilson and Bob Wills.

SPRING

Find the connections between the literary landscape and soundscape. We talk with Columbia University jazz scholar Robert O'Meally about the music writings of Ralph Ellison, the Harlem Renaissance author best known for the novel Invisible Man. And visit with songsmith and wordsmith James Talley.

VISUALIZING SOUND

Meld the worlds of sound and vision as the work and life of North Carolina to Harlem visual artist Romare Bearden is remembered by Branford Marsalis, jazz writer Robert O'Meally, and cultural critic and Bearden confidante Albert Murray. Plus we visit New Orleans "optical jazz" artist John T. Scott and blues photographer and raconteur Dick Waterman.

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