Nissim Black on faith and hip-hop, how The Sonics helped invent grunge and punk in the ‘60s

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Nissim Black (formerly D. Black) talks about growing up in Seattle amidst crime and drugs.

Nissim Black (formerly D. Black) talks about growing up in Seattle amidst crime and drugs. He describes how his music and his life have changed since converting to Judaism and moving to Jerusalem. This week’s edition of "Northwest Classics" profiles the debut album of Tacoma-based band, The Sonics. Music writer Charles R. Cross explains how the band influenced the sound of punk and grunge decades before the genres had names.

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