Martin Luther King Day is celebrated on the third Monday in January, making it January 17th this year. His actual birthday was yesterday, January 15th. I thought I'd would split the difference and post a few musical reminders.
First, the great Mahalia;
And Malvina Reynolds:
With apologies to many of the current residents of Mississippi, here's Phil Ochs:
I remember hearing the Staples Singers in the 1960's:
I just like the fact that this song is now being sung by a sixth grade girl; to me, that gives it as power as when Joan Baez sang it:
I was privileged to watch one of the last performances by Odetta. Her voice rang true then as it did here in 1965:
The man himself:
May his dreams come true...
An excellent set of links (i grabbed that Staples link for a set of 1965 songs a while back)...hey, Jerry, since I don't have an email address for you, would you (or any of your readers) like to join an Tuesday's Overlooked Movies and Other A/V roundelay, starting tomorrow? As with the others of this sort, I hope to have a list of links up for all the participants in the morning...we'll see if the ice storms predicted will have anything to say about that...ReplyDelete
I'll be there, Todd, although I should warn you it may be with the most un-PC movie ever made.ReplyDelete
That's a Very high bar, Jerry. Looking forward to it.ReplyDelete