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Words and Music in the Spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr.

   
 

January 16th, 2013 ~ American Routes reflects on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. in words and music. Join us as we speak with those who knew Dr. King, from music scholar Albert Murray and historian Julian Bond to musicians Harry Belafonte and Mable John. Also, Mississippi riverboat captain Doc Hawley shares a unique memory of Memphis. Plus songs of freedom, deliverance and hope to commemorate this holiday weekend.

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  • Open Bed: Spiritual Charlie Haden & Hank Jones
    Steal Away: Spirituals, Hymns and Folk Songs, Polydor/ Polygram
  • Ofay ad Oxford Gray Louis Jordan
    The Hoy Hoy Collection: Rock Before Elvis, Stash
  • It Ain't Necessarily So Mary Lou Williams
    Black Christ of the Andes, Folkways
  • Straighten Up and Fly Right Nat King Cole
    The Best of Nat King Cole Trio: The Vocal Classics, Vol.1, Capitol
  • Jim Crow Blues Leadbelly
    Bouregeois Blues, Smithsonian Folkways
  • When a Black Man's Blue Duke Ellington
    The Duke Ellington Centennial Edition: The Complete RCA/Victor Recordings, 1927-1973, RCA
  • CLIP: Albert Murray
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  • Instrumental: I've Got a Robe, You Got a Robe Charlie Haden & Hank Jones
    Steal Away: Spirituals, Hymns and Folk Songs, Polydor/ Polygram
  • Freedom Train James Carr
    The Essential James Carr, Razor & Tie
  • Change It Kathleen Cleaver
    Black Power: Music of a Revolution, Shout! Factory
  • Freedom Train Honeyboy Edwards, Floyd Jones, Kansas City Red, Sunnyland Slim & Big Walter Horton
    Old Friends, Earwig
  • CLIP: Julian Bond
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  • Paths of Victory Odetta
    Odetta Sings Dylan, Camden
  • Joshua Fit the Battle Elvis Presley
    His Hand in Mine, RCA
  • Ninety-Nine and a Half Dorothy Love Coates
    The Oxford American Sampler 1999, Oxford American
  • Instrumental: It's Me O Lord, Standing in the Need of Prayer Charlie Haden & Hank Jones
    Steal Away: Spirituals, Hymns and Folk Songs, Polydor/ Polygram
  • Freedom Road Blind Boys of Alabama
    Higher Ground, Real World
  • Old Jim Crow Nina Simone
    Nina Simone in Concert, Mercury
  • We're a Winner The Impressions
    Change Is Gonna Come: The Voice of Black America 1963-1973, Kent
  • 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
  • Redemption Song Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer
    Redemption Songs, American
  • End Bed: Freedom Jazz Dance Eddie Harris
    Atlantic Jazz-Saxophones Vol. 1, Rhino
 
  • Open Bed: Inner City Blues Dirty Dozen Brass Band
    Buck Jump, Mammoth
  • Wake Up, Everybody John Legend & the Roots
    Wake Up, Columbia
  • Where Are We Going? Marvin Gaye
    The Very Best of Marvin Gaye, Motown
  • How Long Charles Bradley
    No Time For Dreaming, Dunham
  • CLIP: Harry Belafonte
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  • Those Three Are On My Mind Harry Belafonte
    Belafonte on Campus, RCA Victor
  • Instrumental: My Lord What a Mornin' Charlie Haden & Hank Jones
    Steal Away: Spirituals, Hymns and Folk Songs, Polydor/ Polygram
  • Dr. King Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion
    Exploration, New West
  • We Shall Not Be Moved SNCC Freedom Singers
    Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, Smithsonian Folkways
  • CLIP: Mable John
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  • All Men Are Made By God Highway QC's
    World's Greatest Gospel, Roadshow/ HOB
  • Martin Luther King Southside Joe Turner
    Everyday I Have the Blues, Pablo
  • Instrumental: Wade in the Water Charlie Haden & Hank Jones
    Steal Away: Spirituals, Hymns and Folk Songs, Polydor/ Polygram
  • Wade in the Water Staple Singers
    Freedom Highway, Columbia
  • CLIP: Captain Doc Hawley
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  • Swing, Low Sweet Chariot/ Every Time I Feel the Spirit Paul Robeson
    The Power and the Glory, Sony
  • A Change is Gonna Come Sam Cooke
    The Man and His Music, RCA
  • End Bed: We Shall Overcome Charlie Haden & Hank Jones
    Steal Away: Spirituals, Hymns and Folk Songs, Polydor/ Polygram