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The Jewel Case (06-11-20)

We at JC HQ acknowledge the massive debt we owe to Black Music artists; virtually all modern popular music can be traced to Black Music. This week, we’re devoting all three hours to Black artists performing songs of protest, civil rights, and social commentary. It’s a great lineup- everyone from the Staple Singers to Marian Anderson to Bad Brains to Max Roach to KRS-One, and tons more.

  1. The Staple Singers- Long Walk to D.C. 
  2. Lee Fields and Sugarman & Co.- Stand Up
  3. Run the Jewels- Walking in the Snow 
  4. Miriam Makeba- For What It’s Worth
  5. Jimi Hendrix- Freedom
  6. Lee Dorsey- Who’s Gonna Help Brother Get Further?
  7. New Birth Brass Band- A.P. Touro 
  8. John Boutté- Southern Man
  9. Delroy Wilson- I Want Justice
  10. Bob Marley & the Wailers- 400 Years
  11. Peter Tosh- Equal Rights 
  12. Solomon Burke- I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free)
  13. Makaya McCraven/Gil Scott-Heron- Running
  14. Fela Kuti & Africa ‘70- Black Man’s Cry 
  15. James Brown & the James Brown Orchestra- I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open Up the Door, I'll Get It Myself)
  16. Nina Simone- Backlash Blues
  17. Aretha Franklin- Young, Gifted and Black
  18. Black Haze Express- Won’t Nobody Listen
  19. Billy Paul- Compared to What 
  20. Abbey Lincoln- Retribution 
  21. Max Roach- Members Don’t Git Weary 
  22. Kamasi Washington- Malcolm’s Theme 
  23. Steel Pulse- Babylon Makes the Rules 
  24. Linton Kwesi Johnson- Sonny’s Lettah (Anti-SUS Poem)
  25. Don Cherry- Utopia and Visions 
  26. Dionne Farris- Blackbird
  27. Public Enemy- Fight The Power 
  28. KRS-One- Sound of da Police
  29. Jamal-Ski- African Border (Skeffington Mix) 
  30. Ben Harper- I’ll Rise
  31. Marian Anderson- Trampin’ (Live at the Lincoln Memorial)
  32. Curtis Mayfield- We’re A Winner (live)
  33. Baby Huey & the Baby Sitters- A Change Is Gonna Come
  34. Living Colour- Funny Vibe
  35. Bad Brains- Big Take Over
  36. The Voices of East Harlem- Oxford Town 
  37. Richie Havens- The Times They Are a-Changin’ 
  38. John Coltrane Quartet- A Love Supreme, Pt. I - Acknowledgment/Pt. II - Resolution

Join Tod Weidner on Thursday, 8-11pm for The Jewel Case, a weekly celebration of all manner of musical goodness: Deep cuts. Old favorites. New favorites. Future favorites. All genres, all eras- it’s all fair game, from everywhere and everywhen, for everyone. 

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