Music Video Interlude – Blues – ROUTES by Ronald Bunn

Ada ‘Bricktop’ Smith

Videos: Ada ‘Bricktop’ Smith (August 14,1894-January 31st 1984). “St. Louis Blues” (1970) & Bricktop and Dorothy Donegan–“Miss Otis Regrets” Interested in reading more about ‘Bricktop’: http://www.wmagazine.com/fashion/2012/10/bricktop-aka-ada-beatrice-queen-victoria-louise-virginia-smith/

“Soul Power” (The Greatest Music Festival, 1974) and “Ronn’s “African-American” Discussion

This film dates back to 1974 (41 years ago) and in my estimation the well-being of the African-American has changed little. He/she is still fighting for survival in a very hostile and indifferent culture. What’s most impressive about this film is seeing … Read More