Wednesday, June 12, 2019

#WEALLBE Remembers #MedgarWileyEvers 56 Years Later!!! A Heru & Martyr Like NO Other Mane!!! (7/2/1925-6/12/1963)


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#WeAllBe Remembering The Late Great #MEdgarWileyEvers' Ultimate Sacrifice 36 Yrs Later... 

5 Yrs Ago After The #FreedomSummer50 Conference & Before I Headed Back To Memphis I Made A Pilgrimage To The Home And KKKrucifixion Site Of This Great Man...It Was Such A Spiritual And Sobering Experience For Me...To Know That I Was Walking Up The Same Driveway That Bro. Medgar Was Martyred Before His Family Moved Me So That Words Cannot Justly Describe...He Was Just 37 Years Old, Not Yet Even Really In His Prime...It Was So Surreal Occupying The Space Where The Evers Family Knew As Home For 8 Years Before Tragedy Struck...It Is Still In A Residential Neighborhood Predominantly African American...I Did Not Go Inside Because It Was Locked But I Did Walk The Premises To Get An Idea Of What It Must Have Been Like Living There...Although Folks Were Out And About I Did Not Talk To Anyone Concerning Info About The Home And Its Former Residents: I Did Not Want My Perception Of This Sacred Site Tarnished By The BS Of Modern Living And Glory Seeking...For Me This Was A Meditation Garden For Black Self-Actualization & Liberation...I LOVE & THANK Bro. Medgar For His Sacrifice!!! #R2c2h2Says <3 amp="" bro.="" c2h2says="" font="" for="" his="" medgar="" nbsp="" sacrifice="" thank="">

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#WeAllBe Remembering Medgar...July 2, 1925-June 12, 1963...

Medgar Wiley Evers was a man dedicated to seeing justice realized not only for himself and his immediate family, but for his many brothers and sisters suffering under the stifling oppression of American Apartheid also known as Jim Crow Rule…For 12 years the WW II vet waged a righteous war with Jim Crow…Performing Death Defying stunts on the American Civil Rights Movement front lines as if he was Houdini or Evil Kneivel… #R2c2h2Says


“I'm looking to be shot any time I step out of my car . . . If I die, it will be in a good cause. I've been fighting for America just as much as the soldiers in Vietnam.”
---Medgar Evers

"When we got to the courthouse, the clerk said he wanted to talk with us. When we got into his office, some 15 or 20 armed white men surged in behind us, men I had grown up with, had played with. We split up and went home. Around town, Negroes said we had been whipped, beaten up and run out of town. Well, in a way we were whipped, I guess, but I made up my mind then that it would not be like that again—at least not for me. I was committed, in a way, to change things."
---Medgar Evers recalling trying to register to vote after coming home from World War 2



W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Remembering Medgar...July 2, 1925-June 12, 1963...
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W.E. A.L.L. B.E.: Tha Artivist Salutes Veterans From A Forgotten War: The Evers Family
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W.E. A.L.L. B.E. TV: #MEdgarEvers' BEarthDay & East St. Louis 101

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W.E. A.L.L. B.E. TV: "Bro. Dick Gregory Make It Plain: On Medgar Evers" 5/16/2013 
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 W.E. A.L.L. B.E. TV: INvestigative REporter #JerryMitchell @JMitchellNews Talks #EmMEttTill, #MEdgarEvers, #MississippiBurnINg, #LynchINg

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 W.E. A.L.L. B.E. TV: Almost AssassINated & Lynched THE SaME Night As ‪#‎MEdgarEvers‬: ‪#‎BErnardLafayetteJr‬. ExplaINs
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 W.E. A.L.L. B.E. TV: A MoveMEnt Woman: Sis Colia Clark Talks Claudette Colvin, MEdgars Evers, Malcolm X, LBJ, MLK, & MOOR
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 W.E. A.L.L. B.E. TV: #‎MedgarEvers‬' Daughter: "WE Cannot Let Up Now IT's TiME To Move!!!"
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 W.E. A.L.L. B.E. TV: W.E. A.L.L. B.E. TV: "My BroTHEr's  Keeper: Charles Evers INterview (THE BroTHEr Of  #MEdgarEvers)" (Summer 2008)
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 W.E. A.L.L. B.E. TV: THE EthnicITy Of Jesus, Polygamy & MEdgar Evers: Dr. JaMEs Tucker, Jimmie LUNceford's CousIN
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Sunday, June 09, 2019

Happy 90th Life Affirmation Day To The Late Great #JohnnyAce! The First Rock-N-Roll Star & Casualty & Booker T. Washington High School's (Memphis,TN) Most Famous Dropout!!!


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A True Unsung With One More Note To Sing: We All Be Will Never Forget The Late Great Johnny Ace!!!

Posthumous Recipient Of The 2012-2013 Jimmie Lunceford Legacy Award For A Life Dedicated To Excellence In Music & Music Education!!!
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Sunrise 6/9/1929-Sunset 12/25/1954
 
"The Late Great Johnny Ace" by r2c2h2 Tha Artivist (2011)...11" x 17" prints (11" x14" actual image size) of the featured artwork, "The Late Great Johnny Ace" by r2c2h2 Tha Artivist is available for purchase...Also take advantage of the 5 for $50 art sale deal!!! Visit r2c2h2.com for more details.


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W.E. A.L.L. B.E. TV: Bro. Ron Salutes #THELateGREatJohnnyAce On His BEarthDay @ His FINal Mortal REstINg Place Mane! #BlackMusicMonth
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 W.E. A.L.L. B.E. TV: MakIN THE Case For THE Late GREat Johnny Ace: Why Not IN THE Rock-N-Roll Hall Of FaME???" #ThaArtivistThINks

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 W.E. A.L.L. B.E. TV: Johnny Ace's Daughter Reaching Out To Ledisi, His Granddaughter: The Family Is Proud Of You!!!
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 W.E. A.L.L. B.E. TV: Never Let Me Go: Johnny Ace's Widow, Lois Alexander, Speaks!!!

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 W.E. A.L.L. B.E. TV: Angel: Johnny Ace's Oldest SiblINg, Myrtle, REMEmBErs HEr BroTHEr

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W.E. A.L.L. B.E. TV: My Brother's Keeper: The Late Great Johnny Ace Remembered By His Brother, St. Clair Alexander


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In memory of St. Clair Alexander (Sunrise March 15, 1932-Sunset August 5, 2011)

My Brother's Keeper: The St. Clair Alexander Interview

In an exclusive and rare interview soul singer St. Clair Alexander a.k.a. Buddy Ace aka St. Clair Ace reminisces about his brother John Marshall Alexander, Jr. a.k.a. The Late Great Johnny Ace, his achievements and the circumstances surrounding his controversial death.

W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News: Brother Of Music Great Johnny Ace, St. Clair Alexander, Used As A Guinea Pig By The U.S. Military, Owed $75,000…
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W.E. A.L.L. B.E. TV: Tha Artivist Remembers The Late Great Johnny Ace

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W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News & R2C2H2 Tha Artivist Remembers Forgotten & Unsung Rock-N-Roll Pioneer Johnny Ace, 55 Years After His Tragic Death By An Accidental Self-Inflicted Shooting On Christmas Night At The Age Of 25.

 

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The Late Great Johnny Ace: Dr. James Salem's Partial Interview (10/21/2009)

 

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In Memory Of Dr. James M. Salem
(Sunrise 11/15/1937-Sunset 7/6/2012)

In an exclusive interview with W.E. A.L.L. B.E., Dr. James Salem, acclaimed Johnny Ace aficionado and author of the definitive and exceptional 'The Late Great Johnny Ace & The Transition From R & B To Rock-N-Roll' discusses the extraordinary life, times and achievements of Johnny Ace. 

Unfortunately Dr. James M. Salem passed away July 6, 2012:
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tuscaloosa/obituary.aspx?pid=158453336

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W.E. A.L.L. B.E. TV: "Pledging Our Love: The Late Great Johnny Ace Remembered" Dr. James M. Salem (Full Interview)~10/21/2009
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In Memory Of Dr. James M. Salem
(Sunrise 11/15/1937-Sunset 7/6/2012)

In an exclusive interview with W.E. A.L.L. B.E., Dr. James Salem, acclaimed Johnny Ace aficionado and author of the definitive and exceptional 'The Late Great Johnny Ace & The Transition From R & B To Rock-N-Roll' discusses the extraordinary life, times and achievements of Johnny Ace. 

Unfortunately Dr. James M. Salem passed away July 6, 2012:
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tuscaloosa/obituary.aspx?pid=158453336

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Happy 90th Life Affirmation Day Johnny Ace!!! The First Rock-N-Roll Star & Casualty & Booker T. Washington High School's (Memphis,TN) Most Famous Dropout...

by Bro. Ron Herd II aka r2c2h2 Tha Artivist aka Tha Artsotrian
W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News Special Report 
John Marshall Alexander Aka The Late Great Johnny Ace (Sunrise 6/9/1929-Sunset 12/25/1954)

Picture: Dick Clark & Johnny Ace in the early 1950s



He Was Arguably Rock & Roll 's First Star & Its First Tragic Hero In History…He Was Born John Marshall Alexander,Jr., One Of 11 Children, Son Of A Preacher Man & A Devout Christian Mother Raised In The Black Church…Although He Was Brought Up In A Strict & Religious Household He Nevertheless Dropped Out Of Booker T. Washington High School & Joined The Navy Eventually Getting Dishonorably Discharged (Johnny Was More Of A Lover Than A Soldier)…However, Johnny Ace Was Baptized & Made On World Famous Beale Street… 

B.B. King & The Godfather of Beale St. aka Andrew 'Sunbeam' Mitchell

The Legendary & Unsung Andrew 'Sunbeam' Mitchell, Music Promoter, Bootlegger, Gangster, Hotel Proprietor & Pimp, Was The True Patron Saint Of The Beale St. Musician...What 'Sunbeam' Mitchell Did For American Music Is Equivalent To What The Medicis Did For The Italian Renaissance & What The Negro Leagues Baseball Did For Major League Baseball...His Mitchell Hotel Provided Shelter, Food & Inspiration For The Black Musician...Sunbeam Gave The Black Musician Not Only Space To 'Woodshed' (An Intense Period Where A Musician Practices & Hones His Craft) But Also A Chance To Reinvent Themselves Aesthetically Speaking, From Men To Supermen...The Mitchell Hotel Was The First Stop On The Road To Glory For Many Future Music Superstars, Luminaries & Icons Such As Ike Turner, B.B. King, Little Richard & Yes Johnny Ace!!! So In Essence The Mitchell Hotel Was A Major Network Hub For The Black Musician, A True Clearinghouse For Legendary Musical Talent...Johnny Ace Sang & Played Piano For The Blues Supergroup 'The Beale Streeters' Which At One Point Included Such Luminaries & Future Icons Such As B.B. King, Bobby ‘Blue’ Band, Earl Forest  & Rosco Gordon…The Beale Streeters Were The Blues Version Of The Hip Hop Group Wu Tang Clan, Or The NBA’s Big 3 In Miami  AKA LeBron James, Chris Bosh, & Dwyane Wade…However, When I Finally Met The Great Bobby 'Blue' Bland In March 2012, He Kindly Corrected Me And Said In So Many Words That It Was The Other Way Around...Johnny Ace Also Hosted A Radio Show At The Innovative & Legendary WDIA Radio Station, The First Station In The U.S. To Feature An All Black-Based & Focused Radio Program Format.

r2c2h2 tha artivist & Bobby Blue Bland (March 2012)...Mr. Bland Told Me That He Thought Johnny Ace Was A Great Singer...


Music Mogul & Visionary Don Robey

Johnny Ace's Big Break Came When He Was Picked By WDIA Program Director & Duke Records Founder David James Mattis To Record 'My Song' (Ace's Friend Bobby 'Blue' Bland Was First Picked To Record Ace's Eventual First Big Hit But Was Not Able To Because He Could Not Read, He Was Illiterate At The Time According To Several Sources)...Legendary & Infamous Houston Nightclub Owner, Chitlin Circuit/Music Promoter, Entrepreneur & Gangster Don Robey Heard Ace & Soon Became Interested In Not Only Hearing Him Sing But Also Shepherding His Career...Don Robey Was A True Music Business Visionary, He Was A Mixture Of Berry Gordy, Russell Simmons, & Suge Knight All In One...The Colorful & Notorious Don Robey Eventually Made Mattis An Offer He Couldn't Refuse & Eventually Became Duke Records' Principal Owner & CEO, Forcing Mattis Out All Together...

Johnny Ace Was The Major Headline Act & Biggest Seller For Duke Records…He Was Rock’s First Superstar & The Top R & B Act In the Country…With His Silky Smooth Voice & Matinee Idol Looks, Johnny Ace Was The Heartthrob Of Young Black Females Everywhere… He Became So Famous And In Demand That Clubs & Other Venues Had To Either Book B.B. King, Little Richard & Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland As His Opening Acts In Order To Get Johnny Ace As The Main Event!!!


Unfortunately, Johnny Ace Took His Life By Accident While Playing With His Gun Backstage During A 5 Minute Break Between Performances At City Auditorium In Houston,TX, On Christmas Night 1954…Johnny Ace Was Known For Playfully Pointing His .22 Caliber Pistol At Folks As Well As Shooting Roadside Signs With It While On Tour...He Would Always Assure Folks That He Knew Where The Bullet Was In The Chamber When He Would Frighten People By Pointing The Gun At Them As Well As At Himself...Allegedly He Pointed His Gun First At His Girlfriend’s Head, Olivia Gibbs,  Who Was Sitting On His Lap Pulling The Trigger With No Bullet Discharging…He Then Pointed The Gun At His Own Head Thinking It Was Empty…Needless To Say It Wasn’t… 

To This Day There Is Still Debate On Whether Johnny’s Death Was Accidental Or Involved Foul Play…

His Funeral Was January 2, 1955, @  Clayborn Temple AME In Memphis, TN, With An Estimated 5,000 People In Attendance…He Is Buried In New Park Memorial Cemetery In South Memphis…His Biggest Hit Came Posthumously, “Pledging My Love”, Which Went No. 1 On The Billboard R & B Charts & Stayed On Top Of The Charts For 10 Weeks Starting February 12,1955...Johnny Ace Was Literally No. 1 With A Bullet…Ironically “Pledging My Love” Was Also The Last Song Another Famous Rock Balladeer & Memphis Musician Recorded, Elvis Aaron Presley…The song is also featured in Stephen King inspired and John Carpenter directed classic car horror movie "Christine" and in the crime drama movie "Bad Lieutenant" starring Harvey Keitel...

It Was Normal Practice For White Artists To Cover Music Hits Made By Black Artists For White America’s Consumption (Think Pat Boone’s Version Of Little Richard’s “Tutti Fruitti”)…However, Ace’s “Pledging My Love” Became So Popular Among White Teenagers That It Created A Demand For ‘The Real Deal’…It Was A Crossover Sensation!!! Johnny Ace’s Bittersweet Success Made It Possible For Folks Like Ray Charles, Sam Cooke,  Jackie Wilson & Others To Have Unprecedented Access To A Mainstream Read White Audience & Greater Commercial Success…

Johnny Ace With 21 Songs & Only A 18 Month Career Laid The Foundation For The Things To Come But For The Most Part His Unique Legacy Seems To Have Laid Almost Forgotten Among The Margins & Weeded Fields Of American Music History…However, That Is All Beginning To Change…

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*W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio Special*
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Tuesday, June 04, 2019

For Immediate Release:Weds. 6/5/2019 at 6:30 pm C: "A Homecoming For A Native Son Part 2: A #CharlieParker & #TerryAdkins Tribute" @ The Memphis @BrooksMuseum of Art *FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC* #MEM200

"Native Son (Circus)" By Terry Adkins

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"A Homecoming For A Native Son" Part 2: A Tribute To Charlie Parker & Terry Adkins
 Literary Phenom Sheree Renée Thomas
 Master Griot & Memphite Music Master Bro. Ekpe Abioto & R2C2H2 Tha Artivist
Dr. Alvin McKinney aka 'The Prime Minister Of Joyful Jazz'

When: Weds. June 5, 2019
Time: 6:30pm c-7:45pm c
Where: The Brooks Museum
1934 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
Co$t: FREE! FREE! FREE!
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Bro. Ron C. Herd II aka R2C2H2 Tha Artivist
901-299-4355
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"Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it
won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man,
there's no boundary line to art." ~Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker

Join R2C2H2, Ekpe Abioto, and Dr. Alvin McKinney aka 'The Prime Minister of Joyful Jazz' in a salute to Charlie “Bird” Parker and Terry Adkins’ Native Son (Circus). The interactive performance will include an African ceremonial libation, a cutting contest with Adkins’ sculpture, and a poem by Sheree Renée Thomas.

Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges.

Video Promos For The Event:

Weds. 6/5/2019 @ 6:30 pm C~For Bird & Words: Literary Phenom Sheree Renee Thomas @ Brooks Museum



Weds. 6/5/2019@ 6:30 pm c~For Bird: The Battle of the Saxes @ The Brooks Museum



Weds. 6/5/2019 6:30 pm c: The Prime Minister Of Joyful Jazz Plays For The Bird & Native Son



Weds. 6/5/2019, 6:30pm c: Dr. McKinney Pays Homage To 'Bird' in 'Native Son' Tribute @ The Brooks


A FREE EVENT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY @ The Memphis Brooks Museum Of Art!!!