Brick House, January 16, 2017

Playlist from the Brick House, January 16, 2017.

It's not quite my turn on the Brick House tonight but I'm always happy to sub on this show when needed. Since it's Martin Luther King day I wanted to keep the show on-theme as much as possible.

Some Highlights:

  • "King Holiday", by King Dream Chorus and Holiday Crew. This was a one-off project in 1986 to celebrate the new Dr. King holoday. It features a ton of talented artists from the time, each taking a few lines-- including El DeBarge, Whitney Houston, Stacy Lattisaw, Lisa Lisa with Full Force, Teena Marie, Menudo, Stephanie Mills, New Edition, James "J.T." Taylor, Kurtis Blow, The Fat Boys, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Run–D.M.C., and Whodini.
  • Moodswings' "Spiritual High Part 3". Part 3 of this track is excerpts from Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech set to music.
  • Prince's "Baltimore" from his Hit n Run Phase 2 album-- the last before he died. Prince mourns Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, and includes a repeated chant of "If there ain't no justice then there ain't no peace".
  • Labelle's soulful cover of The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again".
Time Artwork Artist Track Album iTunes
2017-01-16 20:01:30 Stevie Wonder Happy Birthday Hotter Than July iTunes
2017-01-16 20:07:24 Michael Kiwanuka Black Man in a White World (Ghetto Gettysburg Address) [feat. Nasir Jones as Mr. Books] The Get Down (Original Soundtrack from the Netflix Original Series) [Deluxe Version] iTunes
2017-01-16 20:10:06 Sly & The Family Stone Everyday People The Essential Sly & The Family Stone iTunes
2017-01-16 20:12:27 Parliament Chocolate City Chocolate City (Expanded Edition) iTunes
2017-01-16 20:19:04 James Brown Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud, Pt. 1 20 All-Time Greatest Hits! iTunes
2017-01-16 20:21:55 King Dream Chorus and Holiday Crew King Holiday iTunes
2017-01-16 20:28:51 Moodswings, Martin Luther King, Jr., J.F.T. Hood & Amanda Vincent Spiritual High, Pt. 3 Moodfood iTunes
2017-01-16 20:34:05 Maceo and the Macks Soul Power '74 Funky Good Time: The Anthology iTunes
2017-01-16 20:37:11 Marvin Gaye Abraham, Martin & John That's the Way Love Is iTunes
2017-01-16 20:44:42 The Temptations Message from a Black Man Psychedelic Soul iTunes
2017-01-16 20:50:46 Prince Baltimore HITNRUN Phase Two iTunes
2017-01-16 20:55:18 Curtis Mayfield Power to the People Sweet Exorcist iTunes
2017-01-16 21:06:33 Fishbone Freddie's Dead Truth and Soul iTunes
2017-01-16 21:11:01 LaBelle Won't Get Fooled Again Moon Shadow iTunes
2017-01-16 21:15:47 Michael Jackson Black or White The Essential Michael Jackson iTunes
2017-01-16 21:21:03 Sly & The Family Stone Underdog The Essential Sly & The Family Stone iTunes
2017-01-16 21:24:58 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five The King On the Strength iTunes
2017-01-16 21:28:14 King Britt Presents Sylk 130 E.R.A. When the Funk Hits the Fan iTunes
2017-01-16 21:31:47 Kentyah, M1, Brian Jackson & The New Midnight Band (Re) Evolution [feat. Chuck D & Killah Priest] Evolutionary Minded iTunes
2017-01-16 21:35:42 Bootsy Collins Freedumb (When-Love-Becomes-A-Threat) [feat. Dr. Cornel West] Tha Funk Capitol of the World iTunes
2017-01-16 21:41:33 Funkadelic You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks Maggot Brain iTunes
2017-01-16 21:45:11 Gil Scott-Heron Johannesburg - Single Johannesburg - Single iTunes
2017-01-16 21:50:03 Curtis Mayfield Future Shock The Very Best of Curtis Mayfield iTunes
2017-01-16 21:53:40 Stevie Wonder Black Man Songs In the Key of Life iTunes