Baseball: Negro League Stars

June 14, 2021

Between 1920 and 1948, when baseball’s Major Leagues were segregated, some 3,400 players competed in the Negro Leagues. Neil Paine introduces some Negro League stars who should be household names.

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That’s Life

June 13, 2021

“That’s Life,” written by Dean Kay and Kelly Gordon, interpreted by Van Morrison, with Georgie Fame & Friends, 1995.

Van Morrison website

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Can`t Run From Yourself

June 13, 2021

“Can`t Run From Yourself,” written by Marshall Chapman, recorded by Tanya Tucker, 1992.

Tanya Tucker website
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Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

June 13, 2021

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, recorded by Carla Thomas, 1966.

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Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

June 13, 2021

“Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” written on Bob Dylan, recorded by Ed Robinson, 1999.

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God Takes Care Of Me

June 13, 2021

“God Takes Care Of Me,” recorded by Tessie Hill, 1999.

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Every Time We Say Goodbye

June 12, 2021

“Every Time We Say Goodbye,” written by Cole Porter, performed by Morgan James and Doug Wamble (guitar).

Morgan James website

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War Ina Babylon

June 12, 2021

“War Ina Babylon,” written by Max Romeo and Lee Perry, recorded by Max Romeo and The Upsetters, 1976. Harmony vocals by Barry Llewellyn, Earl Morgan, Cynthia Schloss, and Marcia Griffiths. Lyrics here.

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Use What You Got

June 12, 2021

“Use What You Got,” written and recorded by Billy Preston, 1970.

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Nobody’s Stopping You Now

June 12, 2021

“Nobody’s Stopping You Now,” written by Lake Street Dive, performed by the group’s Rachael Price (vocal, guitar) with Elise Boeur and Adam Iredale-Gray (violins), 2021.

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