Juneteenth 2020

Juneteenth 2020

On this most relevant of days, we’ll be digging through some of the important songs from the past century focusing on its meaning and significance. While the embodiment of the music could have touched on every genre because the influences are vast, we’ll settle on the inspirational sounds from every corner. Juneteenth is a jubilant, high energy celebration of a somber reality. First recognized in 1865 it is the oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger led thousands of federal troops to Galveston, Texas to announce that the Civil War had ended, and slaves had been freed. Our observation on Deeper Roots includes tracks from Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, and gospel sounds galore leading off with Mahalia Jackson.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Mahalia Jackson I'm On My Way The Promised Land – Original Soundtrack [Disc 1] Amazon
3Morgan Freeman, Terence Blanchard The South The Promised Land – Original Soundtrack [Disc 1] Amazon
4Southern Sons Lift Every Voice & Sing Gospel Quartets 1921-1942 Vol. 2 Amazon
5The Clark Sisters Is My Living In Vain Is My Living In Vain Amazon
6The Staple Singers Wade In The Water Freedom Highway Amazon
7Bill Withers Harlem Best Of Bill Withers: Lean On Me Amazon
8Marvin Gaye Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) The Promised Land – Original Soundtrack [Disc 2] Amazon
9The Sensational Nightingales Freedom After a While Great Gospel – People Get Ready Amazon
10Aretha Franklin Young, Gifted And Black Queen Of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings [Disc 3] Amazon
11Billie Holiday Strange Fruit Ken Burns Jazz [Disc 2] Amazon
12Nina Simone Feeling Good Six Feet Under, Vol. 2: Everything Ends Amazon
13Nina Simone Mississippi Goddam Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
14Little Esther & the Dominoes The Deacon Moves In Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 1 Amazon
15Fatso Bently Juneteenth Jamboree Swing-O-Rama : Hepcats Amazon
16SNCC Freedom Singers; Johnson, Bernice Woke Up This Morning With My Mind On Freedom Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement, [Disc 2] (Ensembles) Amazon
17Coleman Brothers Raise A Rukus Tonight Hot Harmony Groups 1941-1949: Vol 3: When the Old Gang Amazon
18Sam Cooke A Change Is Gonna Come Ain't That Good News Amazon
19Gil Scott-Heron The Revolution Will Not Be Televised The Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman Masters Amazon
20The Soul Stirrers Free At Last Sam Cooke's SAR Records Story: 1959 – 1965 [Disc 1] Amazon
21The Holmes Brothers Promised Land Promised Land Amazon
22Richie Havens Freedom Resume: The Best of Richie Havens Amazon
23The Staple Singers Swing Down, Chariot Swing Low Sweet Chariot + Uncloudy Day (Bonus Track Version) Amazon
24James Brown Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud), Pts. 1-2 Gold Disc 1 Amazon
25Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes Wake Up Everybody The Promised Land – Original Soundtrack [Disc 2] Amazon
26Wyclef Jean Redemption Song America: A Tribute To Heroes [Disc 2] Amazon
27Terence Blanchard Closing Theme The Promised Land – Original Soundtrack [Disc 1] Amazon

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