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Playlist: Musical Tributes

Compiled By: Vicky Webber

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Nina Simone: The High Priestess of Soul!

From Howard Burchette | Part of the Soul Roots series | 55:45

This is a special musical tribute to Eunice Kathleen Waymon, known as the great NINA SIMONE. This special contains some of her biggest hits.


Nina Simone was a singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist widely associated with jazz music. Her beautiful voice is one of the most distinctive and celebrated in music. The great Nina Simone recorded over forty albums during a long and distinguished career stretching over five decades.

"Nina Simone: The High Priestess of Soul!" is a one hour program divided into three sets leaving room for PSAs, the news, announcements, station IDs etc.

Blues & Beyond #289: Songs and Stories For MLK Day: "Blues In The Mississippi Night"

From WXPN | Part of the Blues & Beyond series | 59:00

Music and stories for MLK Day, including the secret session "Blues In The Mississippi Night"

Msnight_small In this hour of The Blues & Beyond, songs and stories that connect with the spirit of the Martin Luther King Day holiday. We'll hear from Sam Cooke, The Neville Brothers, and Johnny Copeland, as well as his daughter Shemekia Copeland, and from B. B. King, and others, including Big Bill Broonzy. We'll hear some of Broonzy's remarkable 1947 talking and singing session with Memphis Slim and John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, recorded by Alan Lomax, but not issued until many years later, and even then with their names initially disguised - because it just wasn't safe for them otherwise. The session is known as "Blues In The Mississippi Night," and I'll talk with Bob Riesman who wrote the breakthrough biography of Big Bill Broonzy in 2011 about it as well.

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