Monday, January 21, 2013

MLK Day Music Club: some songs and pieces

Happy King Day! May there be peace, freedom and justice for all of us.

A decent slideshow of MLK, Jr. quotations (courtesy Bill Crider). [Now vanished.]

The Staple Singers: "Freedom Highway"

Charles Mingus: "Original Faubus Fables"

Gil Scott-Heron: "Johannesburg"

Harry Belafonte: "Don't Stop the Carnival"

Miriam Makeba and Harry Belafonte: "Khawuleza"

Nina Simone: "Backlash Blues"

Abbey Lincoln: "Tears for Johannesburg"

Tom Lehrer: "National Brotherhood Week"

The Weavers: "If I Had a Hammer"

Dave Brubeck/Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Paul Desmond: "Truth"

from the choral work Truth Is Fallen by Brubeck, memorializing the students killed at Kent State and Jackson State

Sweet Honey in the Rock: "We Are the Ones"

Miriam Makeba: "A Piece of Ground"

Mahalia Jackson: "Keep Your Hand to the Plow"

live version with the Duke Ellington Orchestra

Mavis Staples: "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize"

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