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Route 80: Ode To The Freedom Rider

Route 80: Ode To The Freedom Rider

About the show

Playing tracks by

James Brown, Albert Collins, The Nightingales, Cannonball Adderly, George Perkins and the Silver Stars and more.

Well after a much needed hiatus, I'm finally back with a special installment. The Freedom Riders.Where should I begin? For those who don't know, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the event that sparked the civil rights movement . The effort was a collaboration of both Black and White Americans who sought to make a difference in the South. While traveling thru the backwoods of the rural South they were often terrorized, beaten, jailed and even bombed. One could only imagine the thoughts and emotions of a person put into such stressful circumstances. This mix takes a different tone, it's pretty tense yet solemn as I tried to capture the emotions of the brave souls who endured those trying times during the early 60's.

Comments

SoulfulFella

Seriously. That Bobby Bland track just gets better every time I hear it! I must own this record. May have to succumb to evilbay for this.

SoulfulFella

The Bobby Bland one as well. Never heard that one. Love it!

SoulfulFella

Man! I have never heard that Cannonball Adderly track before and it is absolutely killer! That really does it for me. Thank you for this great mix Tarik!

Alph
Alph

I've put this on my blog: http://willdj4food.com/?p=488
Hope that's OK.

Alph
Alph

Inspirational is the word - amazing! Well worth the wait.

Talk of the Town - Soul & Funk

This is a real treat, Tarik. Thanks.

OopShoop
OopShoop

Those last 4 tracks just blew me away..... thanks Tarik!

HeavySoulBrutha

Just fantastic! That Curtis Knight cut is phenomenal.

A lovely tribute. The heroic efforts of these folks should never ever be forgotten!

Peace, Love and SOUL,
HSB...