June 2012 Archives

Dr. Edward W. Robinson R.I.P.

It is with much sadness that I read the news that Ed Robinson, the voice & soul behind the music for our record Black Rhapsody (DCP015), passed away yesterday. He was a noted African-American historian, attorney, author of "Journey of the Songhai People"

I remember speaking to him on the phone back in 2009, when the then 91 year old, returned my call, to discuss my request for permission to use his spoken word on our EP (Hollis P. Monroe and myself). I remember his excitement about project and his curiosity about the the new audiences his words from 40 years ago would reach. I remember feeling very thankful to him for his graciousness.

We lost a great one. Rest In Peace, sir.

More news from around the web:
Black Economic Development, The Philadelphia Tribune

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