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17 October 2019

In honor of Congressman Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, sharecropper’s son and a giant for justice. Assembled this morning, this playlist features songs about Baltimore, songs from artist with connections to Baltimore, and songs by Fannie Lou Hamer – a sharecropper’s daughter, a sharecropper, and a giant for justice. 

Walk. Morningside Gardens.
On Being a Sharecropper – Fannie Lou Hamer
Run Mourner, Run – Fannie Lou Hamer
Streets of Baltimore – Gram Parsons
Silver – Rik Ocasek
Raining in Baltimore – Counting Crows
You Think You’re a Man – Divine
Baltimore – Audra McDonald
Precious Lord – Fannie Lou Hamer
Baltimore – Nina Simone
This Little Light of Mine – Fannie Lou Hamer
Baltimore – Lyle Lovett
Road to Hell – André De Shields
Baltimore – Randy Newman
Baltimore Fire – Charlie Poole
Baltimore – Prince
I Know Where I’ve Been – Queen Latifah
Amazing Grace – Fannie Lou Hamer

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Justice giant

Sharecropper’s son,
Baltimore’s own,
justice giant.

Congressman Elijah E. Cummings
January 18, 1951 – October 17, 2019

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1 August 2019

Beginning again. Again.
Walking. Morningside Gardens.
Treadmill. Gym at the Shire.
For Baltimore. For Puerto Rico.
Silver – Rick Ocasek
You Think You’re a Man – Divine
Baltimore – Audra McDonald
Baltimore – Nina Simone
Baltimore – Lyle Lovett
Baltimore – Randy Newman
Use Me – Bill Withers
Got to Give It Up – Marvin Gaye
All Blues – Miles Davis
Baltimore – Prince
I Know Where I’ve Been – Queen Latifah (Hairspray)
Afilando Los Cuchillos – Residente, iLe & Bad Bunny
PUTA – PJ Sin Suela
La Borinqueña – iLe (Facebook post during demonstration)
Lamento Borincano – La India (Twitter post during demonstration)
Delincuente – Farruko, Anuel AA & Kendo Kaponi
Yo Soy Boricua – Taino
Que Lloren – Ivy Queen
A Forgotten Spot (Olvidado) – Lin-Manuel Miranda, Zion & Lennox, De La Ghetto, Ivy Queen, PJ Jin Suela, Lucecita Benitez

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30 July 2019

Walking. Morningside Gardens.
Good Morning Baltimore – Hairspray
Baltimore – Tori Amos (on YouTube)
The Lady Came from Baltimore – Tim Hardin
Dancing in the Streets – The Mamas and the Papas
I Cover the Waterfront – Billie Holiday
Barefoot in Baltimore – Strawberry Alarm Clock
The Calloway Boogie – Cab Calloway
The Earl of Baltimore – Terry Cashman
Streets of Baltimore – Gram Parsons
Aerial Boundaries – Michael Hedges
Raining in Baltimore – Counting Crows
Hungry Heart – Bruce Springsteen
Dream Rag – Eubie Blake
Road to Hell – Andre De Shields & Company (Hadestown)
Baltimore Fire – Charlie Poole & the North Carolina Ramblers
Way Down in the Hole – Blind Boys of Alabama

Tomorrow’s list will also focus on songs about Baltimore or performed by artists with Baltimore connections or that were featured in The Wire.

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