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For Martin Luther King, Jr’s Birthday

January 20th, 2014 by Celeste Fremon

To celebrate this day, three versions of A Change Is Gonna Come.

A 2013 version by a fine new voice, Amos Lee, performed at Willie Nelson’s Farm Aid concert.

An old and gorgeous version by the incomparable Ms. Aretha Franklin.

And the singular version that, in 1964, guaranteed Sam Cooke immortality.

Here’s a 2007 NPR story about Sam Cooke’s masterpiece.


See you tomorrow with lots of news.

Posted in Life in general, race, race and class, racial justice, Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

One Response

  1. The Past Says:

    Celeste,
    Loved this piece, music brings back very special memories. I wouldn’t trade being a young man & peace officer during theses years forward, saws lots, learned lots. Today’s social scene is equal to black & white film of old vs vivid technicolor of the past, no comparison!

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