Sunday, April 06, 2008

Sunday Soul - A Tragic Anniversary

Forty years ago this last Friday, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. How might this world be a better place if he was still with us?

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Birmingham 1962 -- Keep Moving
: Every Tone A Testimony : An African American Aural History

Nina Simone - Why (The King Of Love Is Dead) : The Very Best Nina Simone: Sugar In My Bowl (Disc 1)

The Chi-Lites - (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People : (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People 7"

The Chi-Lites - Troubles A' Comin : (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People 7" B-side

The Sojourners - Eyes On the Prize
: Hold On

The Impressions - We're a Winner : We're a Winner 7"

The Impressions - It's All Over : We're a Winner 7" B-side

Mavis Staples - My Own Eyes : We'll Never Turn Back

The Staple Singers - Long Walk To D.C. : The Complete Stax-Volt Soul Singles 1968-1971 (Disc 1)


Dan said...

A great man, one of my heroes. The Nina Simone song is great, as always with her.

Sean said...


I agree about Nina's song. I can't even imagine the the vibes in the room as she was performing it so soon after the event. Nina had such a strong sharp edge on her about the issue of racism. "Turning Point" is one of my favorites from her. So incredibly power through such deceptively subtle lyrics.