The Soul of Martin Luther King


January 10th, 2007 ~ We visit with two great performers who carry on the legacy of MLK in life and spirit. First, the great songwriter, arranger and performer Isaac Hayes--who defined R&B for a generation--recalls his participation in lunch counter sit-ins and Memphis protest marches, and integrating the Stax office staff. And '60s soul singer "Able" Mable John talks about recording strong statements like "Stay Out of the Kitchen" and "Don't Hit Me No More," as well as her work now as a minister in Los Angeles.

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  • Open Bed: Walk On By Isaac Hayes
    Hot Buttered Soul, Stax
  • We Shall Overcome Toots and the Maytals
    54-46 Was My Number: Anthology, 1964 - 2000, Trojan
  • I Shall Be Released Marion Williams
    The New Message / Standing Here Wondering Which Way to Go, Collectables
  • Unclouded Day Johnny Cash
    Voice of the Spirit: The Gospel of the South, Dualtone
  • I Got to Climb a High Mountain Johnie Lewis
    Blues with a Message, Arhoolie
  • Instrumental: Just A Closer Walk With Thee Aubrey Ghent
    Sacred Steel Instrumentals, Arhoolie
  • Coon on the Moon Howlin' Wolf
    The Back Door Wolf, Chess/MCA
  • Brown Eyed Handsome Man Chuck Berry
    His Best, Volume 1, MCA/Chess
  • Black Superman (Muhammad Ali) Derrick Morgan
    Sucker Punch: Jamaican Boxing Tributes, Trojan
  • Who's Gonna Help a Brother Get Further? Lee Dorsey
    Yes We Can / Night People, Raven
  • What's Going On The Dirty Dozen Brass Band featuring Chuck D
    What's Going On, Shout! Factory
  • Instrumental: You Don't Know Like I Know Isaac Hayes
    Presenting Isaac Hayes, Stax
  • INTERVIEW: Isaac Hayes
  • Freedom Jazz Dance Eddie Harris
    Atlantic Jazz Saxophones, Atlantic
  • Tipitina Allen Toussaint
    American Routes original recording,
  • Open Bed: Wade In The Water Ramsey Lewis
    Chess Soul: a Decade of Chicago's Finest, MCA/Chess
  • Lift Every Voice and Sing Zion Harmonizers
    Best of New Orleans Gospel, Vol. II, Mardi Gras
  • Down by the Riverside Louis Armstrong
    Louis and the Angels & Louis and the Good Book, MCA
  • If I Had a Hammer Toussaint McCall
    Nothing Takes the Place of You: The Ronn Recordings, Fuel 2000
  • This Train Bob Marley & the Wailers
    The Complete Wailers 1967 - 1972 Part 1 Selassie is the Chapel, JAD
  • Your Dog Loves My Dog Nashville Quartet
    Sing for Freedom: Civil Rights Movement Songs, Smithsonian Folkways
  • No Restricted Signs The Golden Gate Quartet
    Swing Down, Chariot, Columbia/Legacy
  • Instrumental: Exodus The Skatalites
    Foundation Ska, Heartbeat
  • Crisis in Arkansas Lord Invader
    Calypso in New York, (Folkways)
  • Freedom The Rebirth Brass Band
    Rebirth Kickin' It Live, (Rounder)
  • INTERVIEW: Mable John
  • Instrumental: Rockhouse Parts 1 & 2 Ray Charles
    The Birth of Soul Volume Two, Atlantic
  • Bilbo is Dead Andrew Tibbs
    The Aristocrat of the Blues: The Best of Aristocrat Records, MCA/Chess
  • Old Jim Crow Nina Simone
    Sings Nina, Verve
  • The Day After Tomorrow Tom Waits
    Real Gone, Anti
  • Get Together The Youngbloods
    The Youngbloods, a.k.a. Get Together, RCA
  • End Bed: Joshua Fit The Battle ob Jericho Grant Green
    Feelin' the Spirit, EMI