Martin Luther King: Sounds of the Spirit


January 16th, 2002 ~ Honoring the late Civil Rights leader with a bittersweet, yet uplifting mix of music and songs. Jazz pianist McCoy Tyner reflects on his three major influences: his mother, John Coltrane and MLK. Plus jazz and classical composer/performer Hannibal Lokumbe and his masterwork "African Portraits". Musical selections from strong voices Aretha Franklin, Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie, Bruce Springsteen and Burning Spear.

Listen To Hour 1 Listen To Hour 2

Hour One   Hour Two  
  • We're In the Same Boat, Brother Leadbelly
    Last Sessions, Folkways
  • Young, Gifted And Black Aretha Franklin
    Queen of Soul, Atlantic
  • Black, Brown, White Bill Broonzy
    Defiance Blues, HOB
  • Peace In The Valley Red Foley
    Classic Country Music Volume II, Smithsonian
  • Peace In The Valley The Gate City Singers
    Testify! The Gospel Box, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Amazing Grace Terence Blanchard
    Terence Blanchard, Columbia
  • INTERVIEW: McCoy Tyner
  • Contemplation McCoy Tyner
    The Real McCoy, Impulse
  • Instrumental: Gold Mine Jackie Mitto
    Tribute to Jackie Mitto, Heartbeat
  • Pretty Africa Desmond Dekker
    Jamaican Roots, Disky
  • My Blood Neville Brothers
    Yellow Moon, A&M
  • My God, My Freedom, My Home Fontella Bass
    Free, Fuel 2000
  • God Bless the Child Billie Holiday
    The Billie Holiday Story Volume II LP, Columbia
  • Compared to What Roberta Flack
    First Take, Atlantic
  • Slavery Days Burning Spear
    Harder Than the Best, Island
  • INTERVIEW: Hannibal Lokumbe
  • Instrumental: What's Goin' On Quincy Jones
    Greatest Hits, A&M
  • This is My Country Curtis Mayfield
    The Impressions' Greatest Hits, MCA
  • Freedom Highway The Staple Singers
    Freedom Highway, Columbia/Legacy
  • Tom Joad Pt II Woody Guthrie
    Dust Bowl Ballads, BMG
  • The Ghost of Tom Joad Bruce Springsteen
    The Ghost of Tom Joad, Columbia
  • John Wesley Harding Bob Dylan
    John Wesley Harding,
  • Instrumental: Sad Hours Little Walter
    The Essential Little Walter, MCA/Chess
  • Fattening Frogs for Snakes Sonny Boy Williamson
    Defiance Blues, HOB
  • I Won't Back Down Johnny Cash
    Solitary man, American Recordings
  • I Shall Not Be Moved John Jackson
    live Folk Masters DAT,
  • Precious Lord Mahalia Jackson
    Gospels, Spirituals & Hymns, Sony
  • Down by The Riverside Papa Celestain's New Orleans Band
    Marie Laveau, GHB