Randall Grass

author, 'Great Spirits'


Musician, journalist, radio show host and record company executive; former host of Roots, Rock Reggae and The World Beat Dance Party on public radio station WXPN in Philadelphia (1979-1991); author of Great Spirits: Portraits of Life-Changing World Music Artists

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