21-22 February 2020

This one proved a bit of a challenge. It started with remembering the killing of Malcolm X on February 21; then Nina Simone songs were added to mark her birthday on February 21; and finally, songs that John Lewis liked and songs by the SNCC Freedom Singers were added to honor his birthday also on February 21. No doubt some important events were missed. As the list was being developed, a cold was also brewing, combining that with some laziness, it took two days to work through the playlist.

Walking. Morningside Gardens.
The Malcolm X Jazz Suite – Terence Blanchard
The Opening
Melody for Laura
Theme for Elijah
Blues for Malcolm
The Nation
Malcolm’s Theme
Betty’s Theme
Malcolm Makes Hajj
Malcolm at Peace
Malcolm’s Theme
To Be Young, Gifted and Black – Nina Simone
Mr. Bojangles – Nina Simone
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free – Nina Simone
Revolution – Nina Simone
Backlash Blues – Nina Simone
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round – The SNCC Freedom Singers
Which Side Are You On? – The SNCC Freedom Singers
This Little Light – The SNCC Freedom Singers


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