Black Omnibus

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This is the complete Black Omnibus, recorded in 1973 featuring live performances and conversations with the day's most prominent African American athletes, entertainers and cultural figures. Shot in Hollywood, California, and hosted by James Earl Jones, Black Omnibus includes Richard Pryor, Rufus Thomas and the Bar-Kays, all of whom were in town for the legendary Wattstax Music Festival that year which was attended by over 100,000 people.
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Episode 2 of Black Omnibus featuring Hank Crawford, The Friends of Distinction, Cleavon Little, Betta Mbulu and Richard & Willie.
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Episode 3 of Black Omnibus featuring Franklin Ajaye, Papa John Creach, Hannah Dean, Ron O’Neal, Esther Phillips, Hugh A. Robertson and Alan Weeks.
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Episode 4 of Black Omnibus featuring ragtime legend Eubie Blake, Shadrack, Goldfinger and Dove and The Sylvers.
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Episode 5 of Black Omnibus featuring Lou Rawls, Paula Kelly, Althea Gibson and more.
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Episode 6 of Black Omnibus featuring The Bar-Kays, Sondra “Blinky” Williams, The Crusaders and more.
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Episode 7 of Black Omnibus featuring Odetta, Little Dion, The Spinners and more.
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Episode 8 of Black Omnibus featuring La Verne Williams, Slappy White, Scoey Mitchlll, Caribbean Allstars Steel Band, and more.
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Episode 9 of Black Omnibus featuring Rufus Thomas, Richard Pryor, and Caroline Blakey and more.
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Episode 10 of Black Omnibus featuring Willie Bobo, Alex Haley, Michell Simmons and more.
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Episode 11 of Black Omnibus featuring The Edwin Hawkins Singers, Dr. Don Shirley, The Voices of Deliverance and more.
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Episode 12 of Black Omnibus featuring Ahmad Jamal, Abbey Lincoln, Jimmy Witherspoon and Taj Mahal.
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Episode 13 of Black Omnibus featuring Gloria Lynne, Charles White, Stu Gilliam and more.