James Brown Documentary Wins A Peabody Award
The HBO film “ Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown” won a Peabody Award this week. When the documentary first premiered, Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson spoke with the filmmaker, Alex Gibney, longtime Brown trombonist Fred Wesley and Michael Veal, a professor of ethnomusicology. We revisit that conversation.
- Alex Gibney, director of the documentary “Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown.” He tweets @alexgibneyfilm.
- Michael Veal, musician and professor of ethnomusicology at Yale University.
- Fred Wesley, trombonist and former music director for the James Brown Band.
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