Things are getting pretty dicey out there in the world of social justice activism. My heart goes out to everyone in the wake of the tragic events in NY over the weekend. My holiday prayer is that this doesn't diminish the movement and that people continue to unify over human rights in the United States. This is an historic movement, and happily people who have taken on this fight in the past have left us the gift of songs to lift our spirits when we hit roadblocks on the path to freedom.
So as we go into the holiday week and hopefully have at least one day of peace, this song comes to mind.
This epic performance is by one of my favorite vocalists, Judy Clay (with Booker T. & the MGs) for the 1969 soundtrack Uptight. The ambiguous gospel song was written by Booker T. Jones and released in the year following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr when the nation was desperately in need of messages of endurance in the face of such an earth shattering setback.
So if you're in need of a little lift, I strongly encourage you to give this song a listen on repeat.
DJ Action Slacks
I'm excited to highlight some of my favorite records in a variety of genres (soul, R&B, classic country, rockabilly, oldies, garage rock, etc). These won't all necessarily be "dance" records per se. They will all be records that I believe deserve a special listen. I simply love good music, rare or not. Hopefully you will spend some time here and love music right along with me! Lets give this a shot!