Thursday, October 23, 2008

Music With a Message

Here is the list of songs I will be playing on my radio program this week. I am starting with some tracks from the civil rights era before delving into topics such as war and the environment.

I’ll be back to blogging regularly in a week or so – have just received in the mail today the new text Remix by Lawrence Lessig and am hoping to have time to read it very soon.

Bernice Johnson Reagon, Been In the Storm So Long
Mabel Hillary, Don’t You Think It’s About Time That We All Be Free
Sam Block, Freedom Train
Betty Fikes, If You Miss Me From the Back of the Bus
Hollis Watkins, Oh Freedom
SNCC Freedom Singer Led by Emory Harris, We’ll Never Turn Back
Sam Block, We’re Marching on to Freedom Land
Neville Brothers, The Ballad of Hollis Brown
Chuck D and the Slamjamz, Say It Loud I’m Black and I’m Proud

Edwin Starr, War
John McCutcheon, We Know War
Eskit, Wussies For War
David Rovics, Bomb Ourselves
Blue King Brown, Come and Check Your Head
Blue King Brown, One Day
John McCutcheon, Streets of Sarajevo
Anti Crew, Anti Republican
Anne Feeney, Have You Been To Jail For Justice?
Billy Bragg , Help Save The Youth of America
The John Butler Trio, The Gov Did Nothin’
The John Butler Trio, Fire In the Sky

Our Home Our Land, Land Rights
The Pixies, Monkey Gone to Heaven
Arrested Development, Among the Trees
David Byrne, (Nothing But) Flowers
Country Joe McDonald, Save The Whales!
Bob Marley and the Wailers, Get Up Stand Up
Joe Glazer, There’s Power in a Union
U2, Sunday Bloody Sunday
Eskit, Roe v Wade

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