On this day in 1929 Martin Luther King, Jr was born. There's nothing I can say about MLK that hasn't already been expressed a million times over. Today I will simply say BLACK LIVES MATTER. The journey continues and the fight for equality carries on.
Until this country acknowledges and addresses the deeply rooted racism and classism woven into our system, true equality cannot be achieved. Until the majority of white people in this country realize institutionalized racism not only exists, but belongs to them and they need to actively help fix it, this cannot be fully changed. So, until then (or until we can throw balance of power off) we must keep pushing on, keep demanding change, keep organizing, keep recruiting people to get off of their couches and their devices and stand up for an ethical America, and allies need to keep persuading and coaxing the rest of the folks to see the truth.
The Record of the Day is by Chicago-based gospel and sometimes soul singer Shirley Wahls. It's an inspirational track released in the year following King's assassination. The words couldn't be more relevant today. Listen to this song. Watch "Eyes on the Prize". Go see "Selma" in the theater. Boycott the Oscars.
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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!