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Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-
On the shoulders of giants [sound recording]
Long Beach, CA. : Union Productions, p2008
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Audios/2nd Flr  GV885.73.N49 O612 2008  v.1    AVAILABLE
 Audios/2nd Flr  GV885.73.N49 O612 2008  v.2    AVAILABLE
 Audios/2nd Flr  GV885.73.N49 O612 2008  v.3    AVAILABLE
 Audios/2nd Flr  GV885.73.N49 O612 2008  v.4    AVAILABLE
Subject Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-
Subject(s) Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance -- Influence
Basketball -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
Subject New York Renaissance (Basketball team)
Subject(s) African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
Subject Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- History
Physical Description 8 sound discs in 4 vols. (10 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 4 booklets
Note Title from disc level
Each volume set contains 2 audio CDs; each set is 2.5 hours
Compact disc
Credits Produced and directed by Deborah Morales ; originally written by KareemAbdul-Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld ; edited and abridged by Anna Waterhouse
Performer/Participant Various performers
Incomplete Contents v.1., discs 1-2. How Harlem became the center of the universe [sound recording] -- v.2., discs 1-2. Master intellects and creative giants [sound recording] -- v.3., discs 1-2. Basketball comes to Harlem [sound recording] -- v.4., discs 1-2. Jazz lights up Harlem [sound recording]
Contents v. 1. disc 1. How Harlem become the Center of the Universe / read by Avery brooks -- Welcome message / by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- Song: Stompin at the Savoy / featuring Herbie Hancock, will.i.am. & Nikki Yanofsky -- Introduction / by Billy Crystal -- Our future or our fate / read by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- When black was in Vogue / read by Avery Brooks -- How Harlem got its black -- Movin' on up: Jim Crow and the Great Black Migration -- Flight of the boll weevil, flight of the black farmer -- World War I: Fight, not flight -- Red summer: the war brought home -- Real Harlem: Life in the black lane -- Seventh Avenue: the great black way -- Lenox Avenue: Jungle Alley -- v. 1. disc 2. How Harlem become the Center of the Universe / read by Avery brooks & Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Striver's Row and Sugar Hill -- 135th Street: the boulevard of brains -- 125th Street: Basking in the light of the Apollo -- Surviving in Harlem: Heaven on a budget -- Does it explode? The legacy of Harlem -- How Harlem influenced my life / read by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- Slouching toward Harlem -- Harlem within -- Song: Lift every voice & sing / featuring Ray Charles -- v. 2. disc 1. Master intellects & creative giants / read by Jesse L. Martin -- Welcome message / by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- Song: Vote for Mr. Rhythm / featuring Nikki Yanofsky -- Introduction / by Herbie Hancock -- In the beginning was the word /read by Jesse L. Martin -- Booker T. Washington vs. W.E.B. Du Bois -- Charles S. Johnson: the arts as weapons of mass persuasion -- Shipping news: Marcus Garvey and the back-to-Africa movement -- Locke of ages: Alain Locke introduces the new negro to the world -- Writers on the storm: the great eight -- History of lift every voice and sing and James Weldon Johnson -- Without confusion: Jessie Redmon Fauset -- Real-world Harlem: Claude McKay -- Their eyes were watching: Zora Neale Hurston -- Cane that was Able: Jean Toomer -- Sweet harvest of Wallace Thurman -- v. 2. disc 2. Master intellects & creative giants / read by Jesse L. Martin & Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- Marvel that is Countee Cullen -- World speaks of Langston Hughes -- Words of the wise: the legacy of the Harlem writers -- How Harlem writers influenced my life / read by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- Identity theft: Beauty or the beast -- Black by any other name -- Harlem writers who most influenced me -- Why the page is more than black and white -- Song: Lift every voice & sing / featuring Ray Charles -- v. 3. disc 1-2 Basketball comes to Harlem / read by Bob Castas & Kareem Abdul-Jabaar -- v. 4. disc 1. Jazz lights up Harlem / read by Stanley Crouch -- Welcome message / by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- Song: Vote for Mr. Rhythm / featuring Nikki Yanofsky -- Introduction / by Quincy Jones -- Jazz lights up Harlem / read by Stanley Crouch -- Where jazz came from: Long ago and far away -- Rise of the black musician: From Minstrel to Maestro -- Piano plays a new tune for African-Americans -- Ragtime rage -- Scott Joplin: More than the entertainer -- Birth of the blues: a disturbance in the soul -- W.C. Handy: Father of the blues -- Blues look for the green: the jump to making records -- When jazz was young: New Orleans -- v. 4. disc 2. Jazz lights up Harlem / read by Stanley Crouch & Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- When jazz was hip: Harlem -- When giants roamed the earth: Three jazz greats -- Final notes that linger: the legacy of jazz -- Song: Stompin at the Savoy / featuring Herbie Hancock, will.i.am & Nikki Yanofsky -- How jazz influenced my life / read by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- Raised on jazz -- Miles Davis: the king of cool -- John Coltrane: a music within -- Satchmo's wonderful world -- Jazz and basketball -- It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing -- Song: Lift every voice & sing / featuring Ray Charles
Summary Legendary basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar traces his childhood in Harlem, his professional career, and the influence of the Harlem Renaissance on his life and the African-American culture
Alternate Author Morales, Deborah
Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-
Obstfeld, Raymond, 1952-
Waterhouse, Anna

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