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Music Monday: MLK

Monday, January 20, 2014

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Music Monday: MLK Dee Perry is joined by a trio of music lovers to share songs inspired by The Civil Rights Movement for this month's Music Monday! Joining Dee are Lauren Onkey, Vice President of Education and Public Programs for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum along with ideastream's Dan Polletta and David C. Barnett.

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Music heard on today’s show:

Martha Reeves and The Vandellas Dancing in the Street
Charles Mingus Original Faubus Fables
Woody Guthrie & Lead Belly We Shall Be Free
Ani DiFranco Which Side Are You On?
John Legend & The Roots Wake Up Everybody
Archie Shepp A Prayer
Pete Seeger et al.  We Shall Overcome

Bob Dylan Blowin’ in the Wind
Sam Cooke A Change is Gonna Come
Nina Simone Backlash Blues
Cassandra Wilson Strange Fruit
Big Bill Broonzy Black, Brown & White
Mavis Staples Eyes on the Prize
Bobby Hutcherson/Harold Land Poor People’s March

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Those Who Sit and Wait
Curtis Mayfield Move on Up
Barry Maguire/The Spokesmen Eve of Destruction/Dawn of Correction
Gil Scott Heron The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Sonny Criss The Black Apostles
The Impressions People Get Ready
Janis Ian Society’s Child


Arts and Culture, History, Music, Ethics/Religion, Race, Music Monday


Lauren Onkey, Rock Hall

Dan Polletta, ideastream

David C. Barnett, ideastream

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Special Thanks

Special thanks to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College for the use of their Steinway Piano.

ideastream Arts Funding

Production of arts and culture programming on ideastream is made possible by grants from:


By residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

The Cleveland Foundation; The Dominion Foundation; Eaton; The George Gund Foundation; The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation; The Kulas Foundation; The John P. Murphy Foundation; Stroud Family Exempt Trust; The Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation; and The Nord Family Foundation.


The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Beyond the Dish Music Monday


Applause is an Emmy award-winning locally produced TV show that celebrates artists and cultural groups around Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.

The Sound of Applause, ideastream’s weekday radio magazine, celebrates the visual and performing arts, explores cultural trends, and examines current events through an artistic lens.

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Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer