playlist - Dr. King Tribute 2006

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Dr. King Special - January 15, 2006

Artist - Song - Album - label

  • The Persuasions - Good Old A Cappella - We Still Ain't Got No Band - MCA
  • SoVoSo - Thank You For The Dream - Truth & Other Stories - Primarily A Cappella
  • Sweet Honey In The Rock - Woke Up This Morning With My Mind Stayed On Freedom - Freedom Song (soundtrack) - Sony
  • Sweet Honey In The Rock - Give Your Hands To Struggle - In This Land - EarthBeat!
  • Sweet Honey In The Rock - Rivers Of Babylon - Selections - Flying Fish
  • The Persuasions - Pride In The Name Of Love - Sing U2 - Chesky
  • Street Sounds - If You Miss Me From The Back Of The Bus/ Sister Rosa - Street Sounds - Redwood
  • The Blind Boys of Alabama - Freedom Road - Higher Ground - Realworld
  • Staple Singers - Freedom Highway - Freedom Highway - Columbia
  • The Gas House Gang - Blackbird/ I Will - The Gas House Gang's 5th - Gas House Gang
  • "I wrote 'Blackbird' to give my voice in support of the civil rights movement that was going on in the '60s. At the time I wrote it I had in my mind a black woman living in the States. Rather than write 'black woman living in Little Rock,' I made it a bird, made it symbolic, so that people could apply it to their particular problem." (from a Paul McCartney interview for Hemispheres Magazine)

  • A Perfect Blend - A Change Is Gonna Come - Encore - Collectables
  • Chanticleer - Hold On - How Sweet The Sound - Warner Classics
  • SNCC Freedom Singers - We Shall Overcome - Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement - Smithsonian Folkways
  • The Montomery Improvement Association Trio - Hold On - Sing For Freedom - Smithsonian Folkways
  • three high school students: Mary Ethel Dozier, Minnie Hendrick, & Gladys Burnette Carter

  • The King's Singers - MLK - Good Vibrations - BMG Classics
  • Kim and Reggie Harris & Rabbi Jonathan Kligler - In The Mississippi River - Let My People Go! A Jewish & African Celebration of Freedom - Appleseed
  • The Women Of The Calabash - Lift Every Voice And Sing - The Kwanzaa Album - Bermuda Reefs Records
  • The Brazeal Dennard Chorale - Siyahamba (We Are Marching In The Light Of God) - In Silent Night - Brazeal Dennard Chorale
  • Soweto Gospel Choir - Many Rivers To Cross/ Going Down Jordan/ Amen - Voices From Heaven - Shanachie
  • Hollis Watkins - Oh Freedom - Voices of the Civil Rights Movement - Smithsonian Folkways
  • Moses Hogan Chorale - My Lord, What A Morning - Choral Series 2002 - MGH Records
  • Zion Harmonizers with Olympia Brass Band - I Shall Not Be Moved - New Orleans Gospel - Mardi Gras Records
  • SNCC Freedom Singers - Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round - Voices of the Civil Rights Movement - Smithsonian Folkways
  • Golden Gate Quartet - I'll Fly Away - Golden Years - FD Music
  • Fannie Lou Hamer - Wade In The Water - Voices of the Civil Rights Movement - Smithsonian Folkways
  • The Blind Boys of Alabama - People Get Ready - Higher Ground - Realworld
  • Aretha Franklin - Precious Lord, Take My Hand - Amazing Grace: The Complete Recordings - Rhino
  • Dr. King's favorite song

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - "A drum major for justice and peace" - In Search of Freedom: Excerpts from his most memorable speeches - PGD Special Markets
  • SNCC Freedom Singers - We'll Never Turn Back - Voices of the Civil RIghts Movement - Smithsonian Folkways
  • Sweet Honey In The Rock - Peace - Selections - Flying Fish

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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