Saturday, February 20, 2021

Going Back to [Our] Roots (TOTR 394)


An African-Americana Mix for Black History Month 2021

The Blind Boys Of Alabama - Run on for a Long Time
Richie Havens - Going Back to My Roots
Ray Charles - Hey, Good Lookin'
Etta James - Almost Persuaded
The Staple Singers - Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Miko Marks & The Resurrectors - Ancestors
Amythyst Kiah - Black Myself
Ben Harper - Black Beauty
Jake Blount - Brown Skin Baby
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Ruby, Are You Mad at Your Man?
Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi - Wayfaring Stranger 
Valerie June - Rain Dance
Rissi Palmer - Best Day Ever
Leyla McCalla - Oh My Love
The War and Treaty - Take Me In
Yola - Ride Out In The Country
Amythyst Kiah - Doomed to Roam
Kamara Thomas & the Ghost Gamblers - You Wreck Me
Ondara - Days Of Insanity
Tré Burt - Last Hurrah
Julian Taylor - Love Enough
Shemekia Copeland - Ain't Got Time For Hate
Odetta - He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' - Waiting On The World To Change
Keb' Mo'- This Is My Home

Incredibly grateful to author & fellow-traveler Mark Kemp for his collaboration on this edition of Teacher On The Radio.

Check out my conversation with Mark Kemp on Ordinary Takes here:

Check out his Black Americana playlist “Another Country” here:

I cannot recommend Mark’s book Dixie Lullaby enough, check it out here:

Listen to these songs:

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