Speaking of Mr. Seeger, here is one of the best versions of his classic civil rights movement protest songs. Ms. Jackson was an incredible performer, and she brings down the house in this clip. A closer walk with thee after the jump. Continue reading Mahalia Jackson – We Shall Overcome
"A Change Is Gonna Come" was released 50 years ago this week. Though a singularly beautiful song, releasing it was a dangerous career move at the time; something which is thankfully strange for us to think about nowadays (pretty cool write-up here). I would have loved to have found a performance of that song, unfortunately it was performed live only once, and Mr. Cooke was killed shortly after. In it's a place, here's a song that old Robbie Zimmerman wrote which Sam immediately picked up on.