playlist - Dr. King Tribute 2001

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Dr. King Special - January 14, 2001

A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others who worked for civil rights: Fannie Lou Hamer, Medgar Evers, Rosa Parks, Bernice Johnson Reagon, the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and many others.

Artist ~ Song ~ Album

  • The Persuasions ~ Good Old A Cappella ~ We Still Ainít Got No Band
  • Street Sounds ~ If You Miss Me From The Back Of The Bus/Sister Rosa ~ Street Sounds
  • Sounds Of Blackness ~ Sunup To Sundown ("No more auction block for me") ~ Africa To America: The Story Of The Drum
  • Golden Gate Quartet ~ No Restricted Signs ~ Swing Down Chariot
  • Nashville Quartet (Nashville, Tennessee 1960) ~ You Better Leave Segregation Alone ~ Sing For Freedom*
  • Nashville Quartet ~ Your Dog Loves My Dog ~ Sing For Freedom*
  • Juba! ~ Freedom Is Coming ~ Mafaro
  • Zion Harmonizers ~ Lift Every Voice And Sing ~ New Orleans Gospel
  • SNCC Freedom Singers ~ Ainít Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around ~ Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement*
  • Nipa ~ Thatís Right ("Ignorance is the worst disease in this world") ~ Ghana A Cappella
  • Dr. King speaking ~ "Racism is a sickness unto death"
  • Extempo ~ Pride In The Name Of Love ~ Channel 32
  • Medgar Evers speaking ~ "Keep going with this fight for freedom" (Greenwood, Mississippi) ~ Sing For Freedom*
  • SNCC Freedom Singers ~ Ballad Of Medgar Evers ~ Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement*
  • Howard University Chamber Choir ~ Wade In The Water ~ African American Spirituals: The Concert Tradition (Wade In The Water Vol. 1)
  • Roberta Flack ~ Oh Freedom ~ Soul To Soul
  • Sweet Honey In The Rock & James Horner ~ Oh Freedom ~ Freedom Song (original soundtrack)
  • Black Voices ~ Iím Goiní Stand ~ Space To Breathe
  • Amanda Perdew & Virginia Davis (Atlanta, GA, May 1964) ~ Ainít Scared Of Nobody ("I want my freedom now") ~ Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement*
  • Marlena Smalls & The Hallelujah Singers ~ Believe Iíll Run On ~ Gullah: Carry Me Home
  • SNCC Freedom Singers ~ We Shall Not Be Moved ~ Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement*
  • Four The Moment ~ Harriet Tubman ~ Live!
  • Sounds Of Blackness ~ Strange Fruit (Billie Holiday) ~ Africa To America: The Story Of The Drum
  • SNCC Freedom Singers ~ In The Mississippi River ~ Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement*
  • Sweet Honey In The Rock ~ Iím Going To Get My Baby Out Of Jail ~ Still On The Journey
  • Hollis Watkins ~ Iím Gonna Sit At The Welcome Table ~ Sing For Freedom*
  • Bernice Johnson Reagon ~ Buses Are A-Coming Freedom Song ~ River Of Life
  • Pilgrim Travelers ~ All The Way (Iím Willing To Run) ~ Better Than That
  • Lydia Ruffin ~ Beulah Land ~ Mimosa
  • Barbara Hendricks with The Moses Hogan Singers ~ Steal Away ~ Give Me Jesus
  • Southern Sons ~ Go Down Moses ~ Deep South Gospel
  • Fannie Lou Hamer ~ Go Tell It On The Mountain ~ Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement*
  • Sweet Honey In The Rock ~ Fannie Lou Hamer ~ Selections
  • Total Experience Gospel Choir ~ Pass Me Not ~ Harmony Sweepstakes 2000
  • Amasong ~ Soon I Will Be Done With The Troubles Of The World ~ Over Here The Water Is Sweet
  • Dr. King speaking ~ "Free at last" from "I Have A Dream" speech
  • Greenwood, Mississippi mass meeting ~ Keep Your Eyes on The Prize (Hold On) ~ Sing For Freedom*
  • SNCC Freedom Singers with Pete Seeger and Dorothy Cotton (Washington, DC 1988) ~ We Shall Overcome / Sing For Freedom*
  • Fannie Lou Hamer ~ Wade In The Water ~ Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement*
  • SNCC Freedom Singers ~ Woke Up This Morning With My Mind On Freedom ~ Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement*

Selections marked with * can be found on two excellent CD collections, both on the Smithsonian/Folkways label: "Sing For Freedom: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Its Songs," a 70-minute CD of field recordings from Montgomery, Birmingham, Albany GA, Atlanta, Greenwood MS, and Nashville during the early 1960s; and "Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: Black American Freedom Songs 1960-1966," a double CD including songs recorded at mass meetings and many recordings of the SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee) Freedom Singers and other ensembles. The booklet, written by Bernice Johnson Reagon (SNCC Freedom Singers, Sweet Honey In The Rock) includes photographs and a history of the Civil Rights movement. Check the Smithsonian Folkways site: http://www.si.edu/folkways

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



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