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The Soul Show, BHM Weekend Three: Hendrix in Harlem

Join Mike Canton for an interview with author/historian Dr. Grant Harper Reid, who witnessed and documented Jimi’s complicated 1969 Harlem street concert, immediately after Woodstock and Summer of Soul. (Photo provided by Reid; he is far left). The story is accented with music from Wayne Cochran, Maxine Brown, Bootsy Collins and Big Maybelle, all who played a part. Scroll down for background info.


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Background on Hendrix in Harlem:

Grant Harper Reid captured these images and wrote these books. (Permission granted by Reid for use as interview background material.)

(1) Location of “Summer of Soul” (2) Location of Hendrix concert several weeks later

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