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August 27, 2013 Options
August 28, 1963: Now as then, fierce urgency
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Artist Selection Album    (Label / Recording date)
Theme Music:
James Brown 
Cold Sweat (pt. 1)   Options b/w Cold Sweat (pt. 2)
(King 1967)

John Lewis  National Chairman, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee   Options
(August 28 1963)
Eva Jessye Choir  Freedom: A Thing Worth Thinking About   Options

Talkover Music:
Donald Byrd 
Cristo Redentor   Options A New Perspective
(Blue Note 1963)

Floyd McKissick reads the words  of James Farmer, National Director of the Congress of Racial Equality   Options
(August 28 1963)
Bob Dylan w/Joan Baez  When the Ship Comes In   Options
Bob Dylan  Only a Pawn in Their Game   Options
Len Chandler, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez  Keep Your Eyes on the Prize   Options

Talkover Music:
Donald Byrd 
Cristo Redentor   Options A New Perspective
(Blue Note 1963)

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  "I Have a Dream"   Options
(August 28 1963)
Marian Anderson  He's Got the Whole World in His Hands   Options
Bayard Rustin  The Demands   Options
(August 28 1963)
A. Philip Randolph  The Pledge   Options
(August 28, 1963)
Mahalia Jackson  How I Got Over   Options

Closing Theme:
Specks Williams 
We Gave the Drummer Some   Options b/w Specks' Blues
(Jax 196?)

Listener comments!

Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 5:29pm glenn:

man, that's a lot of people.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 5:36pm Jeff Golick:

Headed there this weekend...
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 5:38pm Doug Schulkind:

For the past 50 years, I thought I was there. Learned just yesterday that, apparently, I wasn't. Story to come...
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 5:39pm Jeff Golick:

That's not you in the photo, Doug, 35th from the left, 461st row?
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 5:40pm Doug Schulkind:

No, that's the OTHER 2-year-old Doug.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 5:43pm Doug Schulkind:

He was a real jerk.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 5:46pm Jeff Golick:

I can tell. He seems unimpressed by the proceedings.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 5:47pm Jeff Golick:

In fact: is he...NAPPING?
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 5:47pm Jeff Golick:

(Speaking of, guess who's bored at work.)
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 5:49pm Doug Schulkind:

I am not bored at not work.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 5:50pm glenn:

ooh ooh. i can guess. is it noam chomsky?
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 5:51pm Jeff Golick:

Probably so, glenn, probably so.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 5:51pm glenn:

or maybe bud selig.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 5:52pm Jeff Golick:

Steve Ballmer.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 5:52pm glenn:

i gotta confess, roy buchanan's version of hey good lookin' is my fave by far.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 5:55pm Gary:

That's a lotta ppl
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 5:56pm Jeff Golick:

Great reggae cover lead-in!
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 5:56pm Jeff Golick:

(Don't make me spell it.)
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 5:57pm Doug Schulkind:

Party ppl in the house!

@Jeff Golick
What?! This isn't the original?!
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 5:58pm Jeff Golick:

I think the original is by Blondie.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:00pm northguineahills:

I'm mildly annoyed at work, but not too annoyed.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:04pm Jeff Golick:

Gotta be honest: if given the same choice, there's a 99% chance I AM YOUR FATHER.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:05pm Doug Schulkind:

Why did you lie to me, Poppa Jeff?
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:06pm Jeff Golick:

Join the dark side and I'll tell you.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:06pm Doug Schulkind:

The "FEPC" you may hear referenced in several of these speeches is referring to the Fair Employment Practices Commission: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:07pm glenn:

also, the dark side has cookies.
Avatar    Tue. 8/27/13 6:07pm Parq:

Sigh. I know the feeling. My parents also claimed to have been there. Turns out they were actually at a Slappy White gig at the Royal Theater in Baltimore. Their confusion is understandable, I suppose.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:08pm Doug Schulkind:

Lewis said "Eastland" there (as in racist Mississippi U.S. Senator James Eastland), not "Islam."
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:09pm Jeff Golick:

John Lewis is such a freakin stud. Then, as now.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:09pm Gary:

Ha, I totally heard "Islam"
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:09pm Doug Schulkind:

@Parq
It's like the person I met here in Pittsburgh who said, "I was in New York during 9/11, too." It turns out she was in White Plains.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:10pm northguineahills:

My parents would have been in HS in WV in 1963. My mother's school district had no minority students, my father's had 1.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:10pm glenn:

hey, is that where jim morrison got the "we want our freedom and we want it now" line?
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:11pm Gary:

"All of the forces of Islam will not stop this revolution" :)
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:11pm Doug Schulkind:

@NGH
In West Virginia, I thought a minority was someone with a high school education. OH I KID!
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:11pm Doug Schulkind:

Eva Jessye: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar    Tue. 8/27/13 6:11pm Matt from Springfield:

Here's to True Freedom, Congressman Lewis (toast).

Evenin' Doug and Drummers! Let's fulfill the Dream in every way we can!
Avatar    Tue. 8/27/13 6:12pm Matt from Springfield:

I surprised to hear on the news that Mr. Lewis is actually the last surviving speaker of the March on Washington [for Jobs and Freedom]. Though I guess even he is up in years now.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:13pm Doug Schulkind:

I read that, too, Matt. Many of the participants dies in the early '90s I just learned.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:14pm northguineahills:

That's not far from the truth, Doug.
Avatar    Tue. 8/27/13 6:19pm Matt from Springfield:

A CORE speech of this march.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:19pm Doug Schulkind:

Pittsburgh is scarily close to WV.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:20pm Doug Schulkind:

Seeing what happened to C.O.R.E. in the hands of Roy Innis was so utterly depressing and revolting.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:20pm Jeff Golick:

Birmingham, 1963: www.wnyc.org...
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:21pm northguineahills:

Pittsburgh was where we would fly to when visiting relatives in WV. Then, a long ass drive.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:21pm Doug Schulkind:

Robert Zimmerman next.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:24pm Doug Schulkind:

Nice to hear James Farmer namecheck William L. Moore, the white postal carrier from Baltimore who went on a one-person march through the South carrying a sandwich-board sign reading "Equal rights for all" & "Mississippi or Bust." Moore was shot dead on his solo march just 70 miles in.

Moore was assassinated just a few months before the march, in April.
  Tue. 8/27/13 6:25pm ?:

Never found Joan's harmony worked with Zimmy's voice.
Avatar    Tue. 8/27/13 6:26pm Matt from Springfield:

Woooo! Old school Rob Zimm with Miss Baez!
I just saw Joan this summer at Wolf Trap--she doesn't hit high notes as high as she used to, but she's still GOT IT! Great singer and performer.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:27pm Doug Schulkind:

"Pawn in the Game" was a controversial choice because it largely absolves Medgar Evers' murderer (Brian De La Beckwith) as a poor white ignorant being using by the elite power structure.
Avatar    Tue. 8/27/13 6:27pm Matt from Springfield:

@Doug: "Innis was elected National Chairman of CORE in 1968, and has held the position ever since." That in itself is an "Ick!", horrified even more to learn he's turned their good name into a right-wing lobby...
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:29pm Doug Schulkind:

@Matt
Back in the '80s, Innis was lobbying FOR the apartheid regime in South Africa. I feel dirty just typing that sentence.
Avatar    Tue. 8/27/13 6:29pm Matt from Springfield:

"Only A Pawn In Their Game", still rings true to this day.

You aren't forgotten, Mr. Moore. "Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth."
Avatar    Tue. 8/27/13 6:30pm Matt from Springfield:

@Doug: Purell bottle held up to my monitor for ya!
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:36pm Gary:

Whoa, seriously, Doug? Where can I read about the rights issues around the MLK speech?
Avatar    Tue. 8/27/13 6:36pm Parq:

Turning it up.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:37pm Doug Schulkind:

Just start Googling, Gary. Here is something I found: motherboard.vice.com...
Avatar    Tue. 8/27/13 6:37pm Matt from Springfield:

Rev Dr, the floor is yours.
May the future also be yours.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:37pm Doug Schulkind:

Up to 11, Parq.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:39pm Doug Schulkind:

What happens to a Promissory Note deferred? Does it dry up like democracy in the dark?
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:39pm Gary:

EM motherf*cking I?
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:40pm northguineahills:

No Mahalia Jackson?
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:40pm Jeff Golick:

Ew: "In 2009, EMI Publishing became the administrator of the King copyright, after a deal the music publishing giant struck with the King family for an undisclosed sum."
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:41pm Doug Schulkind:

Max Roach named a song and later a political movement "Now Is the Time."
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:41pm Doug Schulkind:

@NGH
Keep your seat belt fastened.
Avatar    Tue. 8/27/13 6:42pm Parq:

I can't adequately express the banality of the document I am working on while listening to this. The contrast is jarring.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:42pm Gary:

www.youtube.com...
Avatar    Tue. 8/27/13 6:45pm Matt from Springfield:

A family friend of mine works for the National Park Service, and he's most publicly noted for researching Dr. King's exact position on the Lincoln Memorial, where a memorial inscription is now carved:
articles.orlandosentinel.com...
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:45pm Jeff Golick:

It is hard for me to fathom the courage of this man.
Avatar    Tue. 8/27/13 6:46pm Matt from Springfield:

@Parq:
"Contract 13-90646 sent for final submission,
Contract 13-90646 sent for final submission,
Thank legal counsel almighty,
Contract 13-90646 sent for final submission!!"
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:47pm Doug Schulkind:

That Facebook message alert tone you just heard WAS ON THE ORIGINAL RECORDING!
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:48pm Jeff Golick:

I just thought it was someone checking in on Foursquare.
Avatar    Tue. 8/27/13 6:48pm Matt from Springfield:

Maybe John Lewis was posting a live tweet of the speech!
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:48pm Jeff Golick:

"even...Mississippi"
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:51pm Doug Schulkind:

"...Every hill and molehill of Mississippi..." Amazing.
Avatar    Tue. 8/27/13 6:52pm Matt from Springfield:

Actual Bic lighter here. Lit. For these most illuminating words.

Boys and girls, THAT is how it's done.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:52pm Jeff Golick:

**mic drop**
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:53pm Doug Schulkind:

Next up is the brilliant architect of the March and the much of the Movement. Unsung hero.
Avatar    Tue. 8/27/13 6:55pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Methinks this shall be a Spiro Agnew-free show?
Avatar    Tue. 8/27/13 6:56pm Matt from Springfield:

Bayard Rustin! And A. Philip Randolph!
Everyone knows about MLK, fewer know about these men. They should.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:57pm Jeff Golick:

What's astonishing to me is how the request is for America to merely live up to its own promises and stated ideals/rights. Nothing beyond what is clearly already granted, if our founding documents are to be taken at face value.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:57pm Doug Schulkind:

This is an all-nattering nabobs zone, Kenzo. But you knew that.
Avatar    Tue. 8/27/13 6:58pm kat330:

Just saying to Philo here what a truly amazing orator King was.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 6:59pm Doug Schulkind:

The FBI released a photo of Rustin meeting with King while the latter was taking a bath. Trying to smear the men as homosexuals, which, of course, Rustin was openly.

Something J. Edgar had intimate knowledge of, of course.
Avatar    Tue. 8/27/13 6:59pm Matt from Springfield:

@Jeff: The Haitian Revolution shortly after the Constitution actually sapped much of America's revolutionary vigor. When whitey gets scurred, the shit always hits the fan (observe...)
Avatar    Tue. 8/27/13 7:00pm Matt from Springfield:

Indeed, Kat! Indeed no other words to describe! :)
Avatar    Tue. 8/27/13 7:01pm kat330:

Beautiful language delivered powerfully and beautifully—the very definition of a masterful orator.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 7:01pm Doug Schulkind:

The very best of evenings to you, kat330 and Philo, too!
Avatar    Tue. 8/27/13 7:02pm kat330:

Howdy, Doug and all! Thanks for this program!
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 7:03pm Doug Schulkind:

My sublime pleasure, kat and all.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 7:03pm jk:

evening Doug, play as long as you like of course! Roque hasn't arrived yet, or so I'm telling everyone
Avatar    Tue. 8/27/13 7:03pm kat330:

"Freedom is a word I rarely use without thinking of the times when I've been loved." L♥VE people, L♥VE!
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 7:04pm Doug Schulkind:

Ooops. Forgot my mic was on.
Avatar    Tue. 8/27/13 7:04pm Matt from Springfield:

Episode faved! Orations starred!
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 7:04pm Gary:

Yay!
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 7:05pm Jeff Golick:

Past...isn't even past.
Avatar    Tue. 8/27/13 7:05pm Parq:

Wonderful. Inspiring. Okay, enough of that, back to skronk, hillbilly and mambo.
Avatar    Tue. 8/27/13 7:06pm Parq:

Firefox's spellcheck dictionary includes "hillbilly". The wonder of it all.
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 7:06pm Jeff Golick:

Thanks, Doug! And all Marchers, then and now, there and not.
Avatar    Tue. 8/27/13 7:06pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks Doug!
The Dream goes as far, as you will take it! Take it far, people!
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 7:07pm northguineahills:

Thanks Doug! Awesome!
Avatar Tue. 8/27/13 7:07pm Doug Schulkind:

Bless all of you, friends.
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