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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


They are talking about peace as a distant goal, as an end we seek, but one day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means. All of this is saying that, in the final analysis, means and ends must cohere because the end is preexistent in the means, and ultimately destructive means cannot bring about constructive ends.

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "A Christmas Sermon," December 1967

 


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