050 – Black History Month: Wont Somebody Bring the Spirit Back?

Thursday, February 28, 2019: Black History Month: Wont Somebody Bring the Spirit Back?

In honor of Black History Month, I wanted to recognize some of my favorite Black musicians and music of the African diaspora with a full episode dedicated to their efforts.

By no means is this a definitive or comprehensive collection of what I believe to be the best material by these artists, but absolutely some influential tracks among them. The list was culled from many considerations and various references collected over the years.

01. Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Clickety Clack
02. Rahsaan Roland Kirk - The Inflated Tear {excerpt}
03. Archie Shepp & Jeanne Lee - There Is A Balm In Gilead
04. Mulatu Astatke - Tezeta (Nostalgia)
05. Etta James - I'd Rather Go Blind
06. Aaron Neville - Tell It Like It Is
07. Pat Lewis - I'll Wait
08. Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Running Away 
09. Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa
10. Yellowman - Lost Mi Love
11. Lee Scratch Perry - Big Bird Skank
12. Lauryn Hill - To Zion
13. Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come
14. Pastor T.L. Barrett and The Youth for Christ Choir - Nobody Knows
15. Nina Simone ‎– I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free
16. "Little Louie" Vega & Blaze ‎– Brand New Day