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Pacifica Radio Archives’ “From the Vault”

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Each week the Pacifica Radio Archives chooses a program “From the Vault” of broadcasts in a half-hour program.

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Dick Gregory August 23, 2017 | 5:00 am

From Pacifica Radio Archives, recordings of Dick Gregory, honoring the life of the comedian and civil rights activist who broke barriers in the 1960s and became one of the first African-Americans to perform at white clubs.


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Jim Morrison, Poet August 9, 2017 | 5:00 am

This week we’ll get a little better acquainted with the short life of rock star, poet, and icon Jim Morrison with the help of a beautiful radio documentary called Artist in Hell, produced by Clare Spark in 1971.


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Alice Coltrane Special August 2, 2017 | 5:00 am

The interview is intimate and personal, sticking mostly to John's life and her life with him, but it is candid and unlike any other interview Alice Coltrane gave. We're proud to say it only exists here in the Pacifica Radio Archive. And this week, to honor Alice Coltrane and her husband John Coltrane, we air excerpts from the documentary that was made from the original interview, entitled 'Trane Legacy.


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Legendary Music Producer/Engineer Eddie Kramer July 26, 2017 | 5:00 am

On this episode of From the Vault we take an insiders peak into the Man maybe most instrumental in capturing the supersonic intergalactic sound of Jimi Hendrix, Legendary music producer Engineer Eddie Kramer.


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Jimi Hendrix Part 4 July 19, 2017 | 5:00 am

On this episode of From the Vault we celebrate one of the great creative musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix, through the conclusion of a four-part documentary titled Jimi Hendrix.


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Jimi Hendrix, Part 3 July 12, 2017 | 5:00 am

We present Part 3 of our outstanding four-part series from 1982, "Jimi Hendrix: The Documentary".


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Jimi Hendrix, Part 2 July 5, 2017 | 5:00 am

On this episode of From the Vault we celebrate one of the great creative musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix, through the sounds of a four-part documentary titled Jimi Hendrix. This is part 2.


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Jimi Hendrix, Part 1 of 4 June 28, 2017 | 5:00 am

We celebrate one of the great creative musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix, through the sounds of a four-part documentary titled Jimi Hendrix.


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The Second Battle of Selma June 21, 2017 | 5:00 am

This week on From the Vault, we go back nearly half a century and immerse ourselves in a radio documentary on the confrontation over Civil Rights in Selma, Alabama.


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Lorraine Hansberry 1961 June 7, 2017 | 5:00 am

We revisit Pacifica's unique 1961 recording with Lorraine Hansberry, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Emile Capouye and Alfred Kazin. The topic is The Negro in American Culture. We begin with a 2016 interview with actor Louis Gossett Jr. an original cast member of Lorraine Hansberry's Landmark play A Raisin in the Sun.


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