The Jazz Legacy of Jim Pepper: An American Original


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Although this Interviews section is fated to remain fairly small, I know that there are more interviews out there and hope someday to get them included here to serve as a kind of archive, where people can “hear” Jim Pepper’s voice on a huge range of subjects — mostly about music, of course, but also about culture, oppression, politics, Indian identity, and more. The two interviews here now are rarities, both coming from long-defunct magazines, and both generously sent to me by committed fans.

I hope somebody out there reading this has copies, or tapes, of other interviews — he had done many for radio stations in towns and cities where he was performing, but unfortunately, most radio stations (especially the smaller ones) don’t keep their archives for long. Or if they do, cassette tapes and reel-to-reels tend not to be in great shape after 20 or more years. But if you think you have an interview buried somewhere in your garage (that’s a little nudge to you, R.T., my friend!), your basement, your attic, or in a box buried deep inside your closet, dig out and consider sending me a copy for posting here. I will, of course, acknowledge the donor with eternal thanks!


Written by Bill Siegel

March 8, 2008 at 2:29 am

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  1. Have you checked the Portland Radio station KBOO? I read my poetry on that station about 15 years ago – they were highlighting Native Americans.

    Marlene Divina

    August 20, 2011 at 3:52 pm

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