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Dr. King Special - January 14, 2007

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
  • "As he stood there in front of the leaders of these United States, he said I find you in violation of the Constitution of this land. They said we know we were wrong but be patient because changes will take time. The time for waiting is long gone, we're not waiting any longer. Oh yes, I want to thank you, Dr. King, thank you for the dream..." - words and music by Joey Blake of SoVoSo

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - excerpt from "I Have A Dream" speech (1) - In Search Of Freedom - umvd special markets
  • "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..."

  • The Persuasions - I Have A Dream - A Cappella Dreams - Chesky
  • "I have a dream that someday we'll all walk hand in hand. I have a dream that someday this will be a better land..." - words and music by Solomon Burke and K. Burke

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - excerpt from "I Have A Dream" speech (2) - In Search Of Freedom - umvd special markets
  • "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

  • A Perfect Blend - A Change Is Gonna Come - Encore - Collectables
  • "It's been a long time coming, but I know a change is gonna come..." - words and music by Sam Cooke

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - excerpt from "I Have A Dream" speech (3) - In Search Of Freedom - umvd special markets

    "With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day."

  • Choral Arts Society of Washington - Lift Every Voice And Sing - I Still Believe: A Choral Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - The First Ten Years - Choral Arts
  • "Lift every voice and sing till earth and heaven ring, ring with the harmony of liberty!"

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - excerpt from "I Have A Dream" speech (4) - In Search Of Freedom - umvd special markets
  • "Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi, from every mountainside. Let freedom ring. And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every tenement and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old negro spiritual, 'Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty, we are free at last.'!"

  • SNCC Freedom Singers - Woke Up This Morning With My Mind On Freedom - Voices of the Civil Rights Movement - Smithsonian Folkways
  • "Woke up this morning with my mind stayed on freedom, Hallelujah!" - based on a gospel song, "Woke Up This Morning With My Mind Stayed On Jesus."

  • Street Sounds - If You Miss Me From The Back Of The Bus/ Sister Rosa - Street Sounds - Redwood
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - speaking about Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott - In Search Of Freedom - umvd special markets
  • The Neville Brothers - Over A Million Strong - "Get On The Bus" soundtrack - Interscope
  • from the Spike Lee film about a group of men who are riding a bus to attend the Million Man March

  • Moses Hogan Singers - We Shall Overcome - New Orleans Gospel Tent - Louisiana Red Hot Records
  • Hollis Watkins - Oh Freedom - Voices of the Civil Rights Movement - Smithsonian Folkways
  • "Oh Freedom over me, and before I'd be a slave, I'd be buried in my grave, and go home to my Lord and be free." Watkins adds several of his own verses, like "No more dogs biting me!"

  • The Staple Singers - Freedom Highway - Freedom Highway - Columbia Legacy
  • Alabama Christian Movement Choir led by Mamie Brown - I'm On My Way To Freedom Land - Voices of the Civil Rights Movement - Smithsonian Folkways
  • "I'm on my way to Freedom Land..." - based on the gospel song "I'm on my way to Canaan land" or "I'm on my way to the kingdom land."

  • Sweet Honey In The Rock - Sojourner's Battle Hymn - Still On The Journey - EarthBeat!
  • SNCC Freedom Singers led by Cordell Reagon - Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around - Voices of the Civil Rights Movement - Smithsonian Folkways
  • based on a gospel song of the same name

  • Stanford U. Talisman - Keep Your Eyes On The Prize - Tonic Rhythms - Talisman
  • Freedom Singers - This Little Light Of Mine - We Shall Overcome: World Music Of Struggle - Columbia
  • This gospel song was also adapted for the civil rights movement

  • Street Sounds - Change - Street Sounds - Redwood
  • Singers at a mass meeting - Lord Hold My Hand While I Run This Race - Voices of the Civil Rights Movement - Smithsonian Folkways
  • "Lord, hold my hand; Lord, guide my feet; Lord, answer prayer, while I run this race, 'cause I don't want to run this race in vain." - traditional gospel song

  • The Staple Singers - Move Along, Train - Freedom Highway - Columbia Legacy
  • Sweet Honey In The Rock - Freedom Train - I Got Shoes - Music For Little People
  • this song was also sung at mass meetings in the 1950s and 60s

  • The Persuasions - People Get Ready - Street Corner Symphony - Collectables
  • words and music by Curtis Mayfield

  • The Staple Singers - This Train - Freedom Highway - Columbia Legacy
  • SNCC Freedom Singers led by Rutha Harris - We Shall Not Be Moved - Voices of the Civil Rights Movement - Smithsonian Folkways
  • SNCC Freedom Singers led by Emory Harris - We'll Never Turn Back - Voices of the Civil Rights Movement - Smithsonian Folkways
  • SNCC Freedom Singers led by Bertha Gober - Oh Pritchett, Oh Kelly - Voices of the Civil Rights Movement - Smithsonian Folkways
  • "Oh Pritchett, oh Kelly, open them cells..." - based on the spiritual "Rockin' Jerusalem" - "Oh Mary, oh Martha, oh Mary, ring them bells." Albany, Georgia's chief of police Laurie Pritchett and mayor Asa Kelly are here entreated to open the jail cells.

  • SNCC Freedom Singers led by Charles Neblett - Governor Wallace - Voices of the Civil Rights Movement - Smithsonian Folkways
  • George Wallace, governor of Alabama, was notorious for denying and obstructing the civil rights of the people during the 1960s. This song was written by James Orange and became popular on the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery.

  • SNCC Freedom Singers led by Bernice Johnson - Woke Up This Morning - Voices of the Civil Rights Movement - Smithsonian Folkways
  • The Zion Harmonizers - Lift Every Voice And Sing - Best Of New Orleans Gospel Vol. 2 - Mardi Gras Records
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - excerpt from the speech the day before his assassination - In Search Of Freedom - umvd special markets

    "Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn't matter with me now, because I've been to the mountain top and I don't mind. Like anybody, I would like a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will, and He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight, that we as a people will get to the Promised Land. So I'm happy tonight; I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord."

  • Fannie Lou Hamer - Go Tell It On The Mountain - Voices of the Civil Rights Movement - Smithsonian Folkways
  • "Go tell it on the mountain to let my people go..." - traditional spiritual adapted for the civil rights movement


Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 


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