There’s a black man in the white house!

My second show, on November 11 was a biggie as we celebrated Barack Obama’s inspirational election win in the U.S. of A. obama

We made a valiant effort of covering the huge creative force that is Black American music. Here is just one of the tidbits that we used to help shape the show:

An artist with ties to gospel and Martin Luther King was Aretha Franklin. Her father, Reverend C. L. Franklin, had been a friend of Dr. King. She toured with her father’s gospel show as its opening act as a teenager and developed a gospel following before her change to soul music. She later did a cover of Otis Redding’s Respect which she made her own. Her version with its message became a hit, and a symbol of ethnic and feminist pride in the black community. She later returned to her gospel roots recording the live double album Amazing Grace. It was recorded live at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles and also featured James Cleveland and the Southern California Community Choir. It included songs by Clara Ward and Marvin Gaye, and was well received by the public as being very inspirational. Gospel has been a part of the black community since slavery and continues to be a source of inspiration for many.

As always, its all about the music. Here’s the complete playlist:

People Get Ready  Al Green/Staple Singers

Down By The Riverside  Memphis Minnie With Ma Rainey

I Need a Little Sugar in my Bowl  Bessie Smith

Sixteen Tons  Paul Robeson

Drop Me Off At Harlem  Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington

Boogie Woogie  Count Basie

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot – Mahalia Jackson

Confirmation  Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie

Opus X  Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Tutti Frutti  Little Richard

Maybelline  Chuck Berry

Land Of 1000 Dances  Wilson Pickett

Candy  Big Maybelle

Route 66  Nat King Cole

Blue in Green  Miles Davis

You Send Me  Sam Cooke

A Change Is Gonna Come  Otis Redding

Respect  Aretha Franklin

Extract: Martin Luther King – “I have a dream…”    

To Be Young, Gifted and Black  Nina Simone

Respect Yourself  Staples Singers

Rescue Me  Diana Ross & The Supremes

I’ve Got to Use My Imagination  Gladys Knight & The Pips

Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today)  The Temptations

Say It Loud Im Black And Im Proud  James Brown

Revolution Will Not Be Televised  The Last Poets

Yes We Can (Black Eyed Peas)/Obama

Ain’t No Stopping Us Now  Mc Fadden & Whitehead 

November 18th: Heaven & Hell!

Listen to Lyn at the ‘Theme Park’ , 2-4pm Tuesdays. BayFM 99.9.


About Lyn McCarthy

Lyn presents a weekly radio show at BayFM 99.9 in beautiful Byron Bay in New South Wales, Australia

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