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A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement

Recently (Christmas 2009), I came across a singer, Yolanda Adams. I inexplicably am drawn to her music now and I don’t even like gospel music. I heard her singing Christmas tunes in the car last year and was hooked. I went to my Facebook page today and there in the corner was an ad for In Performance at the White House tonight at 8:00 pm on PBS.

I decided to write about her because you might also be interested in someone who is genuinely a great songstress regardless of the genre of music they gravitate towards. Some people sound wonderful recorded with computers fixing all their errors and no talent voices, but she is the real deal. She sounds even better live. I also decided to write about this because it fulfills my daily requirement of posting Black History. The White House performance is a salute to the Civil Rights Movement. If you get the opportunity check out the broadcast. If you are interested in Yolanda but are unable to watch the show, you can go to YouTube and check out one of my favorite songs by her. I first heard it on Iron Cook American’s website. It’s a rather new site and he asked me to promote it. Give him a visit.

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Michael Jackson Tribute Album

I know Sony is going to put together an album or two of the songs Michael recorded but they never made it onto an album. Perhaps Motown will do the same thing if they can find any.

If a tribute album is put together or already in the works, the guy in this video should be included. No questions asked. His name is Sam Tsui and he is all seven of the guys in this video. Check it out on YouTube if you haven’t already seen it.

tribute

In my infinite wisdom [insert smile here] this is the playlist that I came up as well as the artists I believe should sing the songs. If you can think of any additional or you have your own ideas, comment.

TRIBUTE
Much Love To Michael Jackson

The Lady In My Life – Ne Yo
Billie Jean – David Cook
The Way You Make Me Feel – Justin Timberlake
Break of Dawn – Charisse
Heal The World – Yolanda Adams
Bad – Jamie Foxx
The Girl Is Mine – Chris Brown and Usher
Gone Too Soon – Janet Jackson
Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ – Maroon Five
Human Nature – Lee Ritenour
Man In The Mirror – Prince
Stranger In Moscow – Michael Bublé
Farewell My Summer Love – Carrie Underwood
Beat It – Sam Tsui with Slash
Medley – The Jacksons

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