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playlist - Dr. King Tribute 2008

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Dr. King Special - January 20, 2008

Artist - Song - Album - label

  • The Persuasions - I Have A Dream - A Cappella Dreams - chesky
  • Fisk Jubilee Singers - Go Down Moses - Song Of America (various artists) - split rock
  • Mavis Staples with Rutha Harris, Charles Neblett & Bettie-Mae Fikes - In The Mississippi River - We'll Never Turn Back - anti
  • Jasmine - Harriet Tubman - Wild Strings - Jasmine
  • Sweet Honey In The Rock - Spiritual - Still On The Journey - earthbeat
  • Dr. King - "...all men are created equal..." (from "I Have A Dream" speech) - In Search Of Freedom: Excerpts From His Most Memorable Speeches - umvd special markets
  • A Perfect Blend - A Change Is Gonna Come - Encore - collectables
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Long Walk To Freedom - Long Walk To Freedom - heads up
  • SNCC Freedom Singers - Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around - Sing For Freedom (various) - smithsonian folkways
  • Leontyne Price - I Wish I Knew How It Feels To Be Free - The Essential Leontyne Price: Spirituals, Hymns & Sacred Songs - bmg classics
  • The Steeles - Heaven Help Us All - Heaven Help Us All - elektra
  • Women Of The Calabash - Lift Every Voice And Sing - The Kwanzaa Album - bermuda reefs
  • SoVoSo - Thank You For The Dream - Truth & Other Stories - primarily a cappella
  • Dr. King - "...not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character..." (from "I Have A Dream" speech) - In Search Of Freedom - umvd special markets
  • Street Sounds - Dream Variations - Street Sounds - redwood
  • Extempo - Pride In The Name Of Love - Channel 32 - lickety split
  • Sweet Honey In The Rock and James Horner - Eyes On The Prize (Hold On) - Freedom Song - sony
  • Dr. King - "... with this faith, we will be able to work together, pray together, struggle together..." (from "I Have A Dream" speech) - In Search Of Freedom - umvd special markets
  • Ray Charles - Abraham, Martin & John - Ray Charles Sings For America - rhino
  • SNCC Freedom Singers led by Rutha Harris - Freedom Chant; Oh Freedom; This Little Light Of Mine - Voices of the Civil RIghts Movement (various) - smithsonian folkways
  • Moses Hogan Singers - We Shall Overcome - New Orleans Gospel Tent - louisiana red hot records
  • Mahalia Jackson - Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen - 16 Most Requested Songs - sony
  • Tuskegee Institute Singers/Quartet - I've Been 'Buked / Most Done Traveling - Complete Recorded Works 1914-1927 - document
  • Alabama Christian Movement Choir led by Mamie Brown - I'm On My Way - Voices of the Civil Rights Movement - smithsonian folkways
  • The Chambers Brothers - People Get Ready - Lifted: Songs Of The Spirit (various) - sony
  • Sounds Of Blackness - Strange Fruit - Africa To America: The Journey Of The Drum - perspective
  • Pops Staples - Down In Mississippi - Peace To The Neighborhood - pointblank
  • SNCC Freedom Singers - Oh Pritchett, Oh Kelly - Sing For Freedom - smithsonian folkways
  • Howard University Choir - Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray - I Still Believe: A Choral Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (various artists) - choral arts society
  • Dr. King - Commitment to non-violence / "... free at last..." (from "I Have A Dream" speech) - In Search Of Freedom - umvd special markets
  • Carlton Reese - We're Marching On To Freedom Land - Voices of the Civil Rights Movement - smithonian folkways
  • The Flirtations - Something Inside So Strong - The Flirtations - flirt records
  • The Henry Twins & The Stars Of Joy - Don't Hinder Me - I'm On The Right Road - Henry Twins


Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 


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