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In America
Neil Diamond
The Jazz Singer (Soundtrack)

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“A Great Day In Harlem” by Art Kane (Esquire)

New York Harbor (1880)
Josephine Baker (An American in Paris)
9-11 (The Day The Earth Stood Still)

Great Day In Harlem
One day in what’s called “The Golden Age Of Jazz,” a momentous gathering of musicians was preserved, and now stands as an important document in America’s musical history.
1958“A Great Day In Harlem” or “Harlem 1958” is a black and white photograph of 57 Jazz musicians who had gathered at 17 East 126th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenue in Harlem, New York City. The picture was taken by freelance photographer Art Kane for Esquire magazine, and was published in Esquire’s January 1959 issue.

“Funky President”
Tack>>Head
Keith LeBlanc First Mix (January 20, 2009)
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Montgolfier Brothers
Illustration (1909 Postcard) depicting the Montgolfier Brothers’ first successful public hot air balloon demonstration (June 4, 1783).  The 1735 date written on the 1909 postcard refers to the first hot air balloon to fly.
This postcard is part of a set originally collected in a scrapbook entitled Album Gravures et Cartes-Postales: Vieux Paris Types Petits Métiers et Cris De La Rue (1909).

BARACK OBAMA//BRAND NEW FUNKY PRESIDENT 2009

Keith LeBlanc// Two hours after Barack Obama delivered his first Inaugural Address, Keith had mixed this version of “Funky President,” a James Brown cover that was included on Tack>>Head’s 2014 album, For The Love of Money.
EARTHRISE//APOLLO 8 (Christmas Eve 1968)
“In The Beginning, God Created The Heavens and The Earth.”
FRANK ZAPPA//One Size Fits All/ 1975
VOYAGER //Gold Record/ Planetary Slalom/ Save Pluto/ 1977
CONTACT //Carl Sagan’s “Cosmic Message In A Bottle”/ 1985

LEARNING TO FLY// Around the World in Eighty Days 1956
WRIGHT BROTHERS// First To Fly/ Kitty Hawk/ December 17, 1903

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1720s — 
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1740s — 
1750s

1753Benjamin Banneker.
African American Clock Maker, Map Maker, Astronomer (Stargazer). “War Di Garo,” Armand Sabal-Lecco (Dancing With The Stars)
1760sJames Cook Ocean Orbiter
First to Sail Around The World. (Surf Hawaii).


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Jules Verne (The Dreamer)
The Lure of The Moon
HOME IS WHERE THE ROCKETS FLY — Watch three launches like a Space Coast native. Having watched nearly every launch (Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Shuttle) since my mother took me, my sister, and my brother into the front yard of our house in Cocoa, Florida to see Alan Shepard fly, I’ll say it’s still amost dramatic spectacle. Today, with the commercialization of space so well underway, launches are more frequent with SpaceX and Blue Origin joining the conquest-of-space party. ENJOY THE VIDEO (ABOVE), but make no mistake most of the more frequent rockets are sending up (what they call) “sprees” of satellites, sometimes 20 at a time, designed to shoot more shit at your phone.
LURE OF THE MOON
GALILEO, AND THE ART OF OBSERVATION
JAMES COOK//OCEAN ORBITER OBSERVER MAP MAKER
James Cook, The Expedition Leader, Sea Captain, and Artist was fascinated by the native Hawaiians frolicking, nude in the crashing ocean surf. They were happy riding their flat wooden boards on the clear blue waves that curled, and broke on shallow coral reefs along the shore.

JULES VERNE//FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON (1865)

1770sDeclaration of Independence
1780sGeorge Washington
Hot Air Balloon, The Iron Bridge
1788Benjamin Banneker
Afrian American ASTRONOMER /TIMEKEEPER /MAPMAKER (Washington D.C.) First to precisely predict a solar eclipse. When 21, Banneker borrowed a friends pocket watch, took it apart, and carved an exact (10X sized) wooden replica (CLOCK) that kept time accurately, striking every hour, on the dot, for the next fifty years.
1790sSlaves Across The Ocean
19th Century Blues   
“Get On The Boat”
Prince (2006)
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(((video))) — Allan Harris and his band playing “Blue Was Angry” (Cross That River) at the South Miami Performing Arts Center (2015).

Allan Harris Cross That River (2003

1851 Cross That River is Allan Harris’ story of “Blue,” a young, cotton-picking slave, who lived on the same Louisiana plantation he had born on. African American story of Blue, aescaped slaves who crossed the Red River from Louisiana to Texas, and found free and equal justice west of The Mississippi River.

THE AFRICAN AMERICANS: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS (PBS)
1800s
1810s

Great Comet of 1811

War of 1812

Waterloo

Year Without a Summer
1820s1820-1859
1830s — 
1840s
1850sCross That River
1851 The Great Escape
BLUE WAS ANGRY / CROSS THAT RIVER
FREDERICK DOUGLASS / FIRST TO BE FREE
W.E.B. DU BOIS
HARRIET TUBMAN / UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
HARRIET TUBMAN / UNDERGROUND RAILROAD (Alt.)
JOHN BROWN / HARPER’S FERRY
BACK TO THE BRIDGE
1852
1853
1854
1855
1856
1857
1858
Abolitionists
1859
1860Decades of political controversy over slavery were brought to a head by the victory in the 1860 U.S. presidential election of Abraham Lincoln

Civil War
Civil War (Timeline)
1861
1862
1863
1864
1865 — Civil War Ends, Lincoln Assassinated, KKK is born.
JUNE 19, 1865 GALVESTON, TEXAS
Independence Day
Emancipation Day
Freedom Day 
Jubilee Day 
Liberation Day
Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it is now celebrated annually, June 19, throughout the United States, with several Confederate states refusing the day official recognition.

June 19, 1865 —  Union Army General Gordon Granger makes the announcement proclaiming freedom from slavery in Texas.

 

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Florida
Muddy Waters
“Deep Down In Florida”

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Hip-Hop’s original drummer, Keith LeBlanc, recorded “No Sell Out” (Malcolm X) in 1984, when he was still part of Sugar Hill Records’ House Band. With Skip “Little Axe” McDonald (guitar) and Doug Wimbish (bass), Keith made up what the New York Times called the World’s finest rhythm section in 1980. At the time, the Original Sugar Hill Rhythm Section was laying the foundation of what the phenomenon called Hip-Hop stands on today. And then came Miami Vice, Artists United Against Apartheid, Miles Davis, and Herbie Hancock. After playing, writing, recording, and producing a number of projects with them all, Sugar Hill owner Joe Robinson demanded that they belonged to Sugar Hill, and he was owed a cut of the money. Skip and Doug fled first, to Philadelphia, where they played with Musique and Rose Royce, stepping back into the Dance Funk world from which they came (WOOD BRASS & STEEL). Keith stayed behind, and was still working in the Sugar Hill studio in Englewood, New Jersey. He ignored Joe Robinson’s threat, and set out, creatively, to make “NO SELL OUT.” Keith first asked his friend Betty Shabazz (Malcolm X’ widow) if he could cut pieces of Malcolm’s speeches, and arrange them in a way that fit his foundational beat. With Betty’s blessing Keith made “NO SELL OUT,” considered by Hip-Hop historians to be the first “sampling” ever committed to vinyl. That, and Keith’s also making use of his electronic drum creation. To the head of a snare drum, he wired rubber pads, that when struck with a stick, triggered pre-recorded loops. SUGAR HILL vs. KEITH w/BETTY (THE QUEEN).circle be unbroken?