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A Thirty Minutes Live Webcast with Ric Powell and Host Robert J. Carmack

This web show was hosted in 2020 by Jazz and Blues passionate Robert J. Carmack. This show gives a lot of room to a major actor of the Chicago scene, in the name of Ric Powell. We already addressed the importance of Ric Powell/Donny Hathaway concerning the release of the Everything is Everything 1970 album.

More noticeably, Ric Powell reveals the genesis of the song This Christmas (this sounds very apropos!), but also his relationship with master King Curtis Jr and the arrival of Curtis Mayfield in Washington DC (at the time they were students at Howard University), who noticed Donny Hathaway. He also discusses the importance of guitar and bass legend Phil Upchurch and Richard Evans. Curtis Mayfield, from the R&B group The Impressions, then hired Donny Hathaway to do sessions with him in Chicago for his upcoming Curtom label. Ric Powell assumes he got the job as a drummer thanks to his good sight-reading skills, a key fact to working as a session musician in the studios. Indeed, the music industry expects the musicians to read and learn quickly their respective parts of the musical sheet because time was money.

To make this thirty-minute show short, Ric Powell draws the lineage behind these exclusive Donny Hathaway solo records (Everything is Everything, Extension of a Man, and so on…).



Cite this blog post
Jeremy Jeanguenin (2021, December 24). A Thirty Minutes Live Webcast with Ric Powell and Host Robert J. Carmack. Black Troubadours. Retrieved June 25, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/m224

3 replies on “A Thirty Minutes Live Webcast with Ric Powell and Host Robert J. Carmack”

Thank you for posting this Content… I want it to find an audience Raw , emotional and mystery all In one segment of a story. any followup questions please Feel free to contact me at Pocket Jazz@musician.org

Thank you again… Robert J. Carmack Host and producer–Pocket Jazz Presents

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