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Soul of a Nation: The Greats

By crystalbridgesmuseum

This playlist is inspired by the figures depicted on the Wall of Respect and popular music at the time, as well as songs and poems from people aligned with the civil rights and Black Power movements. Black creatives were forging a path in a variety of art forms and making a huge mark on music.

35 songs

  1. 1.
    Summertime / Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless ChildMahalia JacksonBless This House
    6:430:30
  2. 2.
    I'm Your Hoochie Coochie ManMuddy WatersKing Of The Electric Blues
    3:580:30
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    3:010:30
  4. 4.
    This Bitter EarthDinah WashingtonCompact Jazz
    2:250:30
  5. 5.
    What'd I Say, Pt. I & II - Parts I & II LP VersionRay CharlesWhat'd I Say (US Release)
    5:070:30
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    2:270:30
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    2:500:30
  8. 8.
    Please Mr. PostmanThe MarvelettesPlease Mr. Postman
    2:280:30
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    2:480:30
  10. 10.
    Uptight (Everything's Alright)Stevie WonderUp-Tight
    2:540:30
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    2:420:30
  12. 12.
    (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The BayOtis ReddingThe Dock Of The Bay (Mono)
    2:430:30
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    3:110:30
  14. 14.
    Mississippi Goddam - Live In New York/1964Nina SimoneIn Concert
    4:560:30
  15. 15.
    Fleurette Africaine (African Flower) - RemasteredDuke EllingtonMoney Jungle
    3:360:30
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    3:030:30
  17. 17.
    Fables of FaubusCharles MingusAh Um
    8:120:30
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    8:020:30
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    4:050:30
  20. 20.
    5:080:30
  21. 21.
    'Round About MidnightThelonious MonkPiano Solo
    5:140:30
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    6:190:30
  23. 23.
    Black CoffeeSarah VaughanAfter Hours
    3:200:30
  24. 24.
    9:460:30
  25. 25.
    Dear John C.Elvin JonesDear John C.
    3:560:30
  26. 26.
    Something Sweet, Something Tender - Rudy Van Gelder 24-Bit Digital Remaster/1998Eric DolphyOut To Lunch (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition)
    6:030:30
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    3:550:30
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    6:300:30
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    6:160:30
  30. 30.
    Seize The TimeElaine BrownSeize The Time
    2:200:30

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