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Lest We Forget, Vol. 3: Sing For Freedom

Various Artists
Lest We Forget, Vol. 3: Sing For Freedom

Songs played a large role in the movement to close the racial divide in America during the 1960s, and prayers, chants, sermons, and shouts were also fundamental to this task. This collection of freedom songs was recorded during "The Sing for Freedom Workshop"—a remarkable event that brought together the best of freedom singers to share the history of this tradition, better organize the freedom song movement, and enrich an already powerful repertoire of song.

Track Listing

101
Up Over My Head / This Little Light of Mine (medley) Betty Mae Fikes and Rutha Harris 5:04
102
Bullyin' Jack of Diamonds Dock Reese 6:30
103
Give Me the Gourd to Drink Water Bessie Jones and the Georgia Sea Island Singers 3:00
104
Been in the Storm So Long Bernice Reagon 4:00
105
Guide My Feet While I Run This Race Dock Reese 2:15
106
99 1/2 Won't Do Carlton Reese and the Birmingham Movement Choir 2:40
201
Yes, We Want Our Freedom Carlton Reese and Cleo Kennedy 2:28
202
Which Side are You On? Charles Neblett, Cordell Reagon, Rutha Harris and group 4:11
203
Brown Baby Cordell Reagon 2:14
204
Father's Grave Len Chandler 3:46
205
Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round The Freedom Singers 2:35
206
I'm Gonna Say What I Have to Say Phil Ochs 3:37
207
I'm On My Way Mamie Brown and the Birmingham Movement Choir 3:55

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