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Ayana Contreras

Former Director of Content, Vocalo
The new film “The Inspection” stars Jeremy Pope, Gabrielle Union, and Bokeem Woodbine star in Elegance Bratton’s autobiographical film. Listen to Elegance’s full interview with Vocalo’s Ayanna Contreras. GUEST: Elegance Bratton, director of “The Inspection”
Jesse De La Pena of Chicago’s Vocalo Radio dives into the cultural significance of Gramaphone Records for the store’s 50th anniversary
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The Brunswick label was one of the biggest players in the Chicago Soul scene, and one of the key men behind the sounds at Brunswick was Willie Henderson. The musician, producer and arranger worked with artists like Otis Rush, Syl Johnson, Jackie Wilson, the Chi-Lites, and so many others. Yet for all his work making others sound great, he might be best known for a song about dancing poultry. Ayana Contreras joins us with examples of Willie Henderson’s work as he turns 75.