Feminist Music Geek Presents … SOLACE

Anonymous (2015)

Anonymous (2015)

When this episode was originally broadcast on WSUM, the St. Louis grand jury had just decided not to indict officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown. So it was my effort to pay tribute to Brown, as well as celebrate the brave and tireless efforts of protesters in Ferguson. Since that time, we’ve witnessed racism extinguish the lives of Tony Robinson and Freddie Gray, among too many others. Just last week, Dylann Roof’s terrorism against Charleston’s AME Church resulted in the deaths of Depayne Middleton Doctor; Cynthia Hurd; Susie Jackson; Ethel Lance; Rev. Clementa Pinckney; Tywanza Sanders; Rev. Dr. Daniels Simmons, Sr.; Sharonda Coleman-Singleton; and Myra Thompson. We cannot bring these people back, but we can stand against social injustice with our words, actions, and deeds. It is in that spirit that these songs are reassembled.

1. Erykah Badu – A.D. 2000 (Mama’s Gun; Motown/Puppy Love, 2000)
2. Ana Tijoux – Vengo (Vengo; Nacional, 2013)
3. Bush Tetras – Too Many Creeps (Too Many Creeps/Snakes Crawl/You Taste Like the Tropics; 99 Records, 1980)
4. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – What If We All Stopped Paying Taxes? (Soul Time!; Daptone Records, 2011)
5. Thao and the Get Down Stay Down – We the Common (We the Common; Ribbon Music, 2013)
6. Loretta Lynn – The Pill (Back to the Country; MCA, 1975)
7. Mecca Normal – Strong White Male (Jarred Up; K, 1995)
8. Chavela Vargas – Macorina (Macorina; WEA, 2004)
9. Esther Phillips – From a Whisper to a Scream (Esther Phillips – Home Is Where the Hatred Is (From a Whisper to a Scream; Kudu, 1972)
10. Asliani – Medicina (Medicina; self-released, 2014)
11. Le Tigre – Much Finer (The Flaxdatass Mix) (Remix; Mr. Lady Records, 2002)
12. Nina Simone – Mississippi Goddam (Nina Simone in Concert; Philips, 1964)
13. Mavis Staples – Turn Me Around (We’ll Never Turn Back; ANTI-, 2007)
14. Janet Jackson ft. Chuck D – New Agenda (janet.; Virgin, 1993)

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