Show Post: In House #1535
We take a bit of a break from the norm today, and instead offer a selection of music in the spirit and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Whether it was Sam Cooke veiling pleas for racial harmony within the context of a lovesong, or John Coltrane capturing the chaos of the turbulent times with an unsettling composition, popular music was and always has been an echo, if not a component, of the civil rights movement. After King's death, his message lived still through music from a myriad of styles and backgrounds: Nina Simone to Neil Young, U2 to Public Enemy, 10,000 Maniacs to Ben Harper.
In House #1535.
Focus: Music in the spirit and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., featuring Sam Cooke, Nina Simone, Solomon Burke, the Blind Boys of Alabama and more.
BONUS from today's show:
Sinead O'Connor's version of