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Mary Jefferson

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Mary Jefferson
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This episode of Upstream is on Mary Jefferson (1927 - 2002), a jazz and blues singer popular in Washington, D.C. Jefferson talks about young people's relationship to the blues and how the blues really originated with Black women. Contains listener phone calls. Hosted and produced by Nikki Jeter. Program cuts out early.

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Date Recorded on: 
November 11, 1981
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WPFW, November 11, 1981
Item duration: 
1 reel (45 min.) : 7 1/2 ips. stereo.
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archives, 1981
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RESTRICTED. Permissions, licensing requests, Curriculum Initiative, Campus Campaign and all other inquiries should be directed to: Mark Torres, Archives Director, 800-735-0230,
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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.

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