Redemption Song

Starting and ending with ‘Redemption Song [W. Joe Strummer]’ made famous by Bob Marley, we made a playlist powered by Hittin’Around. It has The Drifters, Johnny Cash, The Coasters, Roberta Flack and many more.

IMAGE : Marcus Garvey Square Photo by Howie Luvzus

Wikipedia: The song is considered Marley’s seminal work, with lyrics derived from a speech given by the Pan-Africanist orator Marcus Garvey.

Common Dreams : The pair’s version of Bob Marley‘s “Redemption Song” will serve as a poignant reminder of why Cash, who died Friday at age 71, was so revered by his fellow musicians — if not always by a music industry that had a hard time figuring him out.

Amazon : While she came to global prominence as the female singer on the Buena Vista Social Club album and in the film, Omara Portuondo has a career that–like the other participants–stretches back many years. She puts her experience to good use on this record, sounding for all the world like a Cuban Billie Holiday, smoky and quietly tragic, with a history of lost love.

The Coasters Web Site : Although they had made nuggets before, the Coasters did not achieve worldwide fame until “Yakety Yak” raced up the charts on both sides of the Atlantic in 1958. The title is a throwaway comment at the end of each verse. It follows a list of parental instructions and threats – ‘If you don�t scrub that kitchen floor, you ain�t gonna rock�n�roll no more’ – which helped to define the generation gap.

The Drifters : In 1954, McPhatter parted with the group to pursue a solo career that would make him successful for the rest of the 1950s. He sold off his interest in the group to George Treadwell, making the line up nothing more than salaried members earning as little as $100 a week – a factor that contributed to the constant line up rotation in the group’s history.

99 ways to tell someone good-bye (for good) : “I want lots of mileage between you and me, my dear” Billy Walker I’ve Got Leaving on my Mind Juni 1956 Hicks . “Baby, when you read this I’ll be gone … Call up the baker, cancel the cake. There’ll be no wedding today.” Johnnie Ray No Wedding Today (Wayne-Demetruis-Schroeder-Engberg) 1956 Columbia. “Yes, you can pack your suitcase, I don’t want you here no more.” Fats Domino You Can Pack Your Suitcase 14.3.1954 Imperial

Tom Jones : Mr. Jones has sung pop hits, swiveled his hips and faced squealing crowds since the 1960s, when he emerged as a Welsh successor to Elvis Presley. After years on the casino circuit — and a knighthood in 2006 — he plays the sex symbol with ease and amusement for crowds that may still feel a tingle or two.

The Talking Drum : The Wailers’ second album, Burnin’, was a progression of the first, serving both as a launching pad for the group’s career, while still reflecting the band’s sense of awareness concerning social injustice. No tune embodied this ideal more than Get Up, Stand Up, a song which once again featured Tosh on lead vocals.

PLAYLIST : Johnny Cash – Redemption Song [W. Joe Strummer] . Roberta Flack – Killing Me Softly With His Song . Omara Portuondo – Killing Me Softly . Omara Portuondo & Buena Vista Social Club – Besame Mucho . The Coasters – Besame Mucho . The Coasters – Yakety Yak . The Drifters – There Goes My Baby . B B King – When Your Baby Packs Up And Goes . Fats Domino – You Can Pack Your Suitcase . Fats Domino – I’m in Love Again . Tom Jones – I’ll Never Fall In Love Again . Marvin Gaye – Together We Stand (Divided We Fall) . Peter Tosh – Get Up Stand Up . Bob Marley – Redemption Song . The Ikettes – I’m Blue (The Gong-Gong Song) . Jeff Beck – Love Is Blue . The Beach Boys – I Was Made To Love Her . Stevie Wonder – Redemption Song .

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