Saturday, April 02, 2005

Music of the Movement

Here's a really neat story about "The Club From Nowhere"--a group of women who baked and sold cookies, cakes and pies to raise funds for the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The story is great on its own, but the music is also cool. You can hear the following songs in the story:

1. "Tupelo," by Pop Staples, Albert King and Steve Cropper. From the CD The Complete Stax/Volt Singles, Vol. 2, 1968-71. Fantasy Records.

2. "God Is a Battle Axe," by Sister Wynona, recorded Feb. 11, 1949. From the CD Women of Gospel's Golden Age, Vol. 1. Fantasy Records.

3. "Can't Sit Down," by Sister Rosetta Tharpe. From the CD The Complete Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Vol.1, 1938-1943. Fremeaux.

4. "Black Woman," by Brownie McGee. From the CD The Best of Harry Belafonte's Long Road to Freedom: An Anthology of Black Music, 2001. Buddha Records.

5. "Rainy Night in Georgia," by Brook Benton. From the CD The Best of Brook Benton, 2000. The Island Def Jam Music Group.

For me, this is another of those sweet moments where my interests intersect. In this case, that's Civil Rights history, music, public radio and baking. Mmmmm.

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