7 Jun

I think one of the responsibilities of having a microphone every week is knowing when to shut up. I did that (for the most part) this week and let singers and songwriters who for so many years have seen and heard with perception and then written with eloquent honesty about this painful struggle playing out once again across America. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I WISH I KNEW HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO BE FREE  /  Nina Simone  /  “Silk & Soul”
  • PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “You Got What It Takes”
  • THIS BITTER EARTH  /   Diane Schuur  /  “Running On Faith”
  • FRAGILE  /  Sting  /  “My Songs”
  • SACK FULL OF DREAMS  /  Ernestine Anderson  “Be Mine Tonight”
  • WHAT DID I DO TO BE SO BLACK AND BLUE  /  Lou Rawls  /  “Black And Blue”
  • THIS IS (NOT) A PROTEST SONG  /  Rene Marie  /  “Sound of Red”
  • BLACKBIRD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met?”
  • SING OUT, MARCH ON  /  Quiana Lynell  /  “A Little Love”
  • PEOPLE TIME  /  Stan Getz & Kenny Barron /  Yours And Mine”
  • MAKE IT GO AWAY  /  Holly Cole  /  “Dark Dear Heart”
  • BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU?  /  Oscar Brown Jr.  /  “Mr. Oscar Brown Jr. Goes To Washington”
  • YOU REAP JUST WHAT YOU SOW  /  Catherine Russell  /  “You Reap Just What You Sow”
  • EVER SINCE THE WORLD ENDED  /  Mose Allison  /  “Ever Since The World Ended”
  • FEELING GOOD  /  Mary Stallings  /  “Feelin’ Good”
  • SAVE THE COUNTRY  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Live! The Loom’s Desire”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  Joe Williams  /  “Presenting Joe Williams & Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra:
  • SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD  /  Clairedee  /  A Love Letter To Lena”
  • GOD BLESS THE CHILD  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Be Good”
  • LOST IN THE STARS  /  Dee Dee Bridgewater  /  “This Is New”
  • WE’RE ALL IN THE DANCE  /  Rachel Caswell  /  “We’re All In The Dance”
  • OVER THE RAINBOW  /  Keith Jarrett  /  La Scala”
  • BALM IN GILEAD  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  “Blueprint Of A Lady”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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2 Responses to “PLAYLIST FOR “I SEE YOU; I HEAR YOU” (6.6.20)”

  1. Patrick Alvino June 7, 2020 at 2:26 PM #

    Thank you Bill, for your beautiful program last night. Moving and meaningful. Deeply appreciated

  2. Ron Banfiel & Vicki Wallis June 15, 2020 at 9:21 PM #

    Dear H. William,

    You put it so well, “Experiencing a year of feeling in one week”. Vicki and I wanted to thank you for your program sharing the music and words expressing the feeling which left us at a loss for words. You found those words and shared them beautifully. You also reminded us that music/songs exist, not just for entertainment, but to express and preserve our deeply human responses to all of the events that impact our lives. We are fortunate in the gift and ability of people to create and share the words/songs that help us understand our own feelings, and to preserve the hard won hope of our past, knowing that it is not lost in our contentious present.

    Keep up the amazing programming you create each week, even from home. You have an audience and we are listening, and look forward to the next program live from the WMNR studios. When that happens we will know we are returning from the darkness. In the mean time keep sharing the light!

    Ron Banfiel & Vicki Wallis
    Flagstaff, Arizona

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