AAAMC Speaks

The “AAAMC Speaks” documentary series centers the legacy of the Black music community and highlights a wealth of materials available within Indiana University's AAAMC. In each roughly 20-minute episode, AAAMC director Tyron Cooper interviews one pioneer, current industry professional or scholar whose work is connected to holdings at the archives. As “AAAMC Speaks” through this series, the collections come alive, and African American legacies are preserved.

Season 1, Episode 1

Eddie Gilreath: The Man Behind The Music


Eddie Gilreath Portrait With over 50 years of experience in the music industry, Eddie Gilreath is one of the only African Americans to operate at the executive level with such record labels as Motown, Warner Bros, Geffen, and Island Records. When he started out in the field, Gilreath was one of very few Black executives in the music industry. He went on to work with top musicians from multiple genres including The Jackson Five, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, U2, Aerosmith, George Benson, and Tracy Chapman to name a few. Follow host Dr. Tyron Cooper as we examine the recently established Eddie Gilreath Collection in AAAMC.
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