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playlist - Dr. King Tribute 2005

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Dr. King Special - January 16, 2005

Artist - Song - Album - label

  • Persuasions - I Have A Dream - A Cappella Dreams - Chesky
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - "I've been to the mountaintop..." - In Search Of Freedom: Excerpts From his Most Memorable Speeches - PGD Special Markets
  • Sweet Honey In The Rock - Sojourner's Battle Hymn - Still On The Journey - Earthbeat!
  • Montgomery Improvement Association trio of high school students - We Are Soldiers In The Army - Sing For Freedom: The Story Of The Civil Rights Movement Through Its Songs (various artists) - Smithsonian Folkways
  • Voice Male - Pride In The Name Of Love - Six - Voice Male Music
  • Linda Tillery & The Cultural Heritage Choir - Lift Every Voice And Sing
  • - Say Yo' Business - Earthbeat!
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - "...must establish priorities..." ("...Racism is a sickness unto death...") - In Search Of Freedom: Excerpts From his Most Memorable Speeches - PGD Special Markets
  • Moses Hogan Singers - We Shall Overcome - New Orleans Gospel Tent (various artists) - Louisiana Red Hot Records
  • SNCC Freedom Singers - Woke Up This Morning - Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement: Black American Freedom Songs (various artists) - Smithsonian Folkways
  • Bernice Johnson Reagon, founder of Sweet Honey In The Rock, singing lead on this track by the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Freedom Singers

  • Shirley Caesar - Satan, We're Gonna Tear Your Kingdom Down - Faded Rose - Liquid/ BMG
  • Street Sounds - If You Miss Me From The Back Of The Bus/ Sister Rosa - Street Sounds - self
  • Street Sounds took an old gospel song, "If You Miss Me From Praying," and changed the words a little; they follow this up with an a cappella rendition of the Neville Brothers' "Sister Rosa."

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - A preacher leads his flock: "...then my living will not be in vain..." - In Search Of Freedom: Excerpts From his Most Memorable Speeches - PGD Special Markets
  • Stanford University Talisman - Keep Your Eyes On The Prize - Tonic Rhythms - Talisman
  • SNCC Freedom Singers - We Shall Not Be Moved - Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement: Black American Freedom Songs (various artists) - Smithsonian Folkways
  • Sweet Honey In The Rock & James Horner - I'm On My Way To Freedom Land - Freedom Song (soundtrack) - Sony
  • Another gospel song ("I'm On My Way To Canaan Land" or "...to the Kingdom Land") that was adapted for the civil rights movement by changing some of the lyrics.

  • The African National Congress Choir - Nelson Mandela Brings Us Peace - Amandla! A Revolution In Four Part Harmony (soundtrack - various artists) - ATO/BMG
  • Songs of the civil rights struggle in Africa

  • The Flirtations - Biko - Live - Out On The Road - Flirt Records
  • The Staple Singers - Freedom Highway - Freedom Highway - Sony
  • A Perfect Blend - A Change Is Gonna Come - Encore - Collectables
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Dr. King speaking at Birmingham mass meeting 1963 - Sing For Freedom: The Story Of The Civil Rights Movement Through Its Songs - Smithsonian Folkways
  • "Keep this movement going...If you can't run, walk, and if you can't walk, crawl, just keep moving on!"

  • The Magnets - Yes We Can - Another Place - The Magnets
  • Yes, it's the Allen Toussaint song, "Yes We Can Can."

  • Sweet Honey In The Rock - I'm Going To Get My Baby Out Of Jail - Still On The Journey - Earthbeat!
  • SNCC Freedom Singers - Ain't Gonna Let Nobody - Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement: Black American Freedom Songs - Smithsonian Folkways
  • Pops Staples - I Shall Not Be Moved - Peace To The Neighborhood - Virgin Records
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Police Brutality Will Backfire - In Search Of Freedom: Excerpts From his Most Memorable Speeches - PGD Special Markets
  • The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama - This May Be The Last Time - Oh Lord, Stand By Me/ Marching Up To Zion - Specialty
  • The Persuasions - People Get Ready - Street Corner Symphony - Collectables
  • Fannie Lou Hamer, Bob Moses - Fannie Lou Hamer and Bob Moses speaking in Greenwood, Mississippi - Sing For Freedom - Smithsonian Folkways
  • SNCC Freedom Singers - Oh Pritchett, Oh Kelly - Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement - Smithsonian Folkways
  • changing the words of the spiritual "Oh Mary, Oh Martha, Ring Them Bells," and updating it to "Oh Pritchett, Oh Kelly, open them cells."

  • Hollis Watkins - I'm Gonna Sit At The Welcome Table - Sing For Freedom - Smithsonian Folkways
  • Another spiritual with lyrics updated for the cause

  • SNCC Freedom Singers and congregation - We'll Never Turn Back - Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement - Smithsonian Folkways
  • The Black & People Of All Colors Lesbian & Gay Gospel Choir - I've Been 'Buked - Lavender Light - Lavender Light
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - "I Have A Dream" excerpt - In Search Of Freedom: Excerpts From his Most Memorable Speeches - PGD Special Markets
  • Sweet Honey In The Rock & James Horner - Oh Freedom - Freedom Song (soundtrack) - Sony
  • SNCC Freedom Singers and congregation - We Shall Overcome - Sing For Freedom - Smithsonian Folkways


Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963

 


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