Dr. Mary Sullivan Bain

Do You Know Black History

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A teacher by trade, Dr Mary Sullivan Bain recorded her musical works to be used as an educational and motivational tool in the Miami-Dade public school system she taught in. The single was Recorded at Miami Sound Recordings, South Florida and released in small numbers as a self-published 12” pressing for educational purposes. Copies of ‘Do You Know Black History’ did not circulate much further than Florida’s public school libraries and the vaults of some local radio stations when it was released in 1985. Produced with no label constraints, Mary worked alongside her friend and vocalist Herman Attaway. She would give him the words and the melody and together they translated her ideas into song. If one wanted to categorise it they’d have to put a copy in a few different boxes … 808’s, bass synths, deep chords, live percussion and effects dubbed into the mix. The production leans towards the electronic diy framework that informed the local sound on the south side. Whilst the categories are blurred what’s clear is that the musicians who made this thought outside of the box.

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Genre

Funk/Soul / Funk

Release Date

17.01.2018

Cat No

BK006

Tracklist

Track 1
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Track 2
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Disco
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12"
Gerard P.J. Brown
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Sexy Lady / Keep Dancing Backatcha
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Disco
12"
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Gerard P.J. Brown
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Sexy Lady / Keep Dancing Backatcha
Disco
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12"
Cloud
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All Night Long (remixed by GE-OLOGY) Backatcha
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Disco
12"
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Cloud
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All Night Long (remixed by GE-OLOGY) Backatcha
Disco
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12"
Oneness
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Watching You Backatcha
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Disco
12"
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Oneness
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Watching You Backatcha
Soul
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Various
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Swave Villi Us - Independent Soul 1971-84 Backatcha
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Funk/Soul
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Various
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Swave Villi Us - Independent Soul 1971-84 Backatcha
Soul
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7"
The Bees
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I Love You (Generic Cover) Backatcha
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Funk/Soul
7"
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The Bees
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I Love You (Generic Cover) Backatcha
Soul
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7"
Toast
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Just An Illusion Backatcha
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Toast
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Just An Illusion Backatcha
No Wave
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Bene Gesserit
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Fashion Is A Dirty Word Domani Sounds
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Disco
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Bene Gesserit
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Fashion Is A Dirty Word Domani Sounds
Soul
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D'Angelo
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Voodoo Back To Black
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2-LP
D'Angelo
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Voodoo Back To Black
US House
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Mr & Mrs Dale
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It's You (Repress) Emotional Rescue
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House
12"
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Mr & Mrs Dale
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It's You (Repress) Emotional Rescue
Deep House
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12“
Dez / Andres
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Danceteria / Loft Night Therapy Papaya
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House
12“
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Dez / Andres
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Danceteria / Loft Night Therapy Papaya
House
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12"
Pepe Bradock
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Dactylonomy V Atavisme
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House
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Pepe Bradock
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Dactylonomy V Atavisme
House
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Todd Terje
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Ragysh (2022 Repress) Running Back
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House
12"
Todd Terje
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Ragysh (2022 Repress) Running Back