The freedom songs evolved from slave chants, from the labor movement, and especially from the black church. The music enabled blacks to sing words they could not say, and it was crucial in helping the protesters as they faced down brutal aggression with dignity and non-violence. The infectious energy of the songs swept people up and empowered them to fight for their rights.
VA - Soundtrack For A Revolution OST 2012-C4
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SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION tells the story of the American civil rights movement through its powerful music -the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in paddy wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
01. Mary Mary - We Shall Not Be Moved (2:51)
02. Wyclef Jean - Here's To The State Of Mississippi (5:51)
03. Richie Havens - Will The Circle Be Unbroken? (3:59)
04. The Roots - Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around (3:18)
05. John Legend - Woke Up This Morning (3:46)
06. Joss Stone - Eyes On The Prize (3:49)
07. Angie Stone - Wade In The Water (2:37)
08. Anthony Hamilton & The Blind Boys Of Alabama - This May Be The Last Time (3:31)
09. Vivian Green - Oh Freedom (3:08)
10. Anthony Hamilton, Joss Stone, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Mary Mary & John Legend - We Shall Overcome (3:21)
The film features new performances of the freedom songs by top artists, including John Legend, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean, and The Roots; riveting archival footage; and interviews with civil rights foot soldiers and leaders, including Congressman John Lewis, Harry Belafonte, Julian Bond, and Ambassador Andrew Young.
SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION celebrates the vitality of this music. Directed by Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman (Nanking), and executive produced by Danny Glover, SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION is a vibrant blend of heart-wrenching interviews, dramatic images, and thrilling contemporary performances -- a film of significance, energy, and power.