Soul and blues singer Esther Phillips (1935-1984) talks with activist Angela Davis (1944 - ) about her life and background, what it was like to be 13 years old and on the road with a band, drugs, racism, God, and why she has started her own production company. The interview is mixed with music from Phillips' latest album, You've come a long way, baby (Mercury Records, 1977). Produced by Stephanie Allen and Angela Davis for KPFA-FM, with technical assistance by Henry Peters.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.