Let Freedom Sing - The Music of the Civil Rights Movement
The songs of the Civil Rights movement are the subject of a stunning new 3-CD set from Time Life Music that will be released during Black History Month 2009.
Let Freedom Sing—The Music of the Civil Rights Movement traces a seventy-year journey with songs that reflect the thoughts and feelings of those at the forefront affected by the movement as well as those simply trying to make sense of a troubled period in our history. Some of the songs are well-known ("Respect," "Change Is Gonna Come," "Blowin' in the Wind," "We Shall Overcome," "Say It Loud I'm Black and I'm Proud," "People Get Ready," "Get up--Stand up," and many more) but the set also includes extremely rare recordings such as Brother Will Hairston's account of the Montgomery bus boycott, "The Alabama Bus," and Nat King Cole's unreleased protest song from that era, "We Are Americans Too." The set includes photos, liner notes, and an introduction by Chuck D.