Broad Spectrum Radio SW Service #5 – Movement Music Episode #1 – January 21, 2016 – Black Liberation and Civil Rights Movement

Archive.org: BSR SW Program #5/Movement Music #1 – January 21, 2016

First broadcast on International Shortwave Radio Station WBCQ from Monticello Maine at 8 p.m. EST January 21/1 a.m. UTC January 22, 2016 and also streamed on the Broad Spectrum Radio’s (once operational) Live365 Channel and on Mixcloud.

Later broadcast on International Shortwave Radio station Channel 292 from Rohrbach, Bavaria Germany at 16:00 UTC March 14, 2016 (11 a.m. CDT) at 6070 khz.

Series Introduction: Movement Music is a monthly radio show featuring music from and inspired by the great movements for peace and social justice in world history, with each episode normally focusing on a topical theme. — To give credit where credit it is due, the program is inspired by the “Music with Message” regular segment on the Radio Havana Cuba English language program on shortwave radio.

Host: James M. Branum


This episode: Songs from or inspired by the movements for Black Liberation and Civil Rights in the USA

From Blackpast.org
From Blackpast.org

Special thanks to: Jonathan Marshall, Serena Blaiz, Aaron Baker, Ryan Harvey, Janna Montgomery, Camille Landry, Janetta Cravens, and Chuck Fager for your song suggestions. I didn’t get to use all of your suggestions for this episode but please know that I am likely going to be using every single one of them in future episodes!

Also… note to my listeners and friends. I am always looking for song suggestions. Please feel free to send them to me via email (jmb at jmb dot bike) or to post them on our facebook page for Broad Spectrum Radio.

Songs played on this episode:

1. The Freedom Singers – Woke up this morning with my mind set on freedom (1964)
2. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking about the song “We shall overcome”
3. LA Gay Gay Men’s Chorus singing with Alla Pugachova in Moscow in 1999 – We Shall overcome (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLzXIIyqtB0 )

screenshot from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLzXIIyqtB0
screenshot from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLzXIIyqtB0

4. Pete Seeger – I ain’t afraid of your jail (1963)
5. Phil Ochs – Days of Decision
6. Peter Tosh and the Wailers – Go tell it on the mountain
7. Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions – People get ready
8. St. James Missionary Church of Canton – Wade in the Water (1978)
9. (Repeat of) The Freedom Singers – Woke up this morning with my mind set on freedom
10. Sweet Honey in the Rock – I’m going to do what the Spirit say do(2007)

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