A Cry for Freedom

August 2, 2021

245 years ago,  British colonists in North America rallied around the cry of “No taxation without representation” to fight for freedom, but the tax-paying residents of the nation’s capital still don’t have a vote in Congress. Mo Rocca looks at the issue for CBS Sunday Morning.

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The Dark End Of The Street

August 1, 2021

“The Dark End Of The Street,”  written by Dan Penn and Chips Moman, performed by Morgan James, 2021. Morgan James (vocal), Melissa Musique (backing vocal), Brian Charette (piano).

Morgan James website

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I Wanna Dance With Somebody

August 1, 2021

“I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),” written by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam, recorded by Rose Cousins, 2021 (there’s a fun video version here).

Rose Cousins website

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Shelter Me

August 1, 2021

“Shelter Me,” written by Buddy Miller and Julie Anne Miller, recorded by Buddy Miller, 2004.

Buddy Miller website

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He’s a Bad Boy

August 1, 2021

“He’s a Bad Boy,” written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, recorded by Carol King, 1963.

“Mama doesn’t like him ’cause he never cuts his hair
Daddy doesn’t like him ’cause he says he heard him swear
He’s a bad boy
But I don’t care”

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Movin’

August 1, 2021

“Movin’,” recorded by The Chariot Gospel Singers, 1967. Lead vocal by Robert Gamble.

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When Something Is Wrong With My Baby

July 31, 2021

“When Something Is Wrong With My Baby,” written by David Porter and Isaac Hayes, recorded by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas, 1967. Accompanists include Booker T. & the M.G.’s, Isaac Hayes on piano, and the Memphis Horns

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Walk On In

July 31, 2021

“Walk On In,” written by Carole King, recorded by Merry Clayton, 1971.

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Dinah

July 31, 2021

“Dinah,” written and recorded by Gurf Morlix, 2015.

Gurf Morlix website

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Now & Then

July 31, 2021

“Now & Then,” written and recorded by Lily Kershaw with Goody Grace, 2020. Animation by Katherine Hummel.

Lily Kershaw website

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