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This will be a two-show Series, and I am doing what I love to do best.
Taking a Theme and running with it- no worries about playlists, genres, decades, etc.
January 15th is the ACTUAL date of Martin Luther King's birthday, which means it falls on the day of the terrestrial broadcast.
So, some history about him and some songs about Martin Luther King and Songs Of Freedom, within the Rock & Roll framework.
These were LIVE shows from the exact same dates in 2008, and this is Part One.
It was just me, Engineer Ken Stanley and Hendrix, Havens, Byrds, U2, Sebastian, maybe the greatest Civil Rights anthem and more...
These chapters work as individual episodes, and in a flowing succession.
Hope you enjoy this musical exploration, the songs in my mind were flowing forth at a rapid pace.
More "hits" than I usually play too!
Here's your choice of links to be a week ahead of the Observed Holiday, at Mike Pell Rockollections:
At Podomatic:

Or at Soundcloud:


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Comment by Mike Pell on January 16, 2013 at 12:28am

What's the big deal, it's a better picture right?

I am kinda happy with what I have now.

Comment by Jon on January 15, 2013 at 5:59pm

What? It's the wave of the future, man!

Comment by Mike Pell on January 15, 2013 at 5:24pm

Jon, you can lead marches know...something!

And I do think you are semi-awesome and special, as much as I can being another guy, but not because of any DVD.

You know, I don't have blu-ray...don't tell anybody, lol!

Comment by Jon on January 15, 2013 at 5:06pm

Yeah, the C+ average was kind of funny. And me with my D+, wonder what I can do????

Mike, I've seen Woodstock quite a few times. I thought by having it on DVD & Blu-Ray you would think me awesome and special. Guess not. 

Comment by Mike Pell on January 15, 2013 at 2:27pm

Interesting point.

Although if I started college at 15, and continued on in my teens around co-eds, adding in with a healthy sexual appetite (like Martin it seems), hell I'd be LUCKY to graduate at all, lol!

C is good!

Comment by RJhog (Admin) on January 15, 2013 at 2:22pm

I forgot to say one thing.  Does anyone else find it ironic that MLK JR started College at 15, meaning he was pretty dang smart, like you said, a prodigy, yet graduated with a C average?

Comment by Mike Pell on January 15, 2013 at 1:42pm
Yeah, I thought there was some good music in there, but then I would, wouldn't I, lol?
Strange with that John Sebastian and no applause.
Maybe because it was so gentle.
But it also appears to have been tampered with...that long slow soft entrance to begin, and that echo sound at the end.
Guess they figured applause would ruin the feel.
I HAD to play We Shall Overcome because it was THE Civil Rights song back in the 60's.
I never went to any rallies or marched as I was too young, but I sure heard it on the news all the time back then- both TV and radio.
Years later, I even heard it sung in a bar in Montreal.
But I remembered another Folk song that would give that one a run for the money, and I will play it next week.
The Golden Pell goes to Jimi Hendrix, another terrific choice on your part.
His Freedom IS a great song, and it is so cool I was able to bring it to your attention.
THAT is the stuff that makes doing the show the most worthwhile!
Thanks again for the listen and writing, and Part Two later tonight,
Comment by Mike Pell on January 15, 2013 at 1:25pm
Oh I don't know, RJ seems to have found something to say, lol!
And screw you again, it was only 5 years ago- how much younger could I sound?
Nice pickup on Woodstock, now you can better see naked muddy bodies, lol!
Oh you are SPECIAL all of a kind!
Thanks for the listen and writing, and your unique specialness,
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on January 15, 2013 at 11:59am

Mike, a very nice show and tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.  You even managed to play some good music.

The speech was nice to hear, as well as those first two songs.  Hey, I Had A Dream by John Sebastian must have really been bad since there was no applause...just sayin'.

The only song that didn't bowl me over was We Shall Overcome.  I kept looking for the preacher 'cause I thought I was in church.

The songs by U2 and The Byrds were cool, but the Golden Pell must go to Jimi Hendrix.  I've never heard that song Freedom, but it's a great song.  

Comment by Jon on January 14, 2013 at 4:52pm

This was a nice show, nothing much else to say. Well, you still sound younger. 

interesting thing about Woodstock, I picked up the blu-ray last week for pretty cheap, now I have it on DVD and BD! Doesn't that make me special or something?

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