KMUN Day of the Velvet Voice playlist 20 January 2014, May we never forget the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

10:00PM Pete Seeger & Brother Kirk “The Ballad of Martin Luther King” from Pete Seeger & Brother Kirk Visit Sesame Street (1974) on Childrens Records of America

10:05PM The Zodiac : Cosmic Sounds “Capricorn - The Uncapricious Climber” composed by Mort Garson from The Zodiac : Cosmic Sounds (1967) on elektra

10:09PM Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & the Trinity “A Word About Colour” composed by Julie Driscoll from Streetnoise Volume 1 (1969) on Marmalade

10:11PM Donovan “Young Girl Blues” composed by Donovan Leitch from Donovan In Concert (1968) on Epic

10:18PM Trees “Epitaph” composed by Trees from The Garden of Jane Delawney (1970) on CBS

10:22PM The Saffron Sect “Wilds of the North” from Phosphorous Flash on Fig Records

10:25PM John and Rosy Goacher “Brimbledon Fair” from Begone Dull Care! (1977) on Yorkshire Rose

10:29PM Steeleye Span “Cold, Haily, Windy Night” from Please to See the King (1971) on Big Tree Records

10:35PM Midwinter “The Skater” from The Waters of Sweet Sorrow (1973) on Kissing Spell (

10:39PM Marc Johnson “A Long Song” from Years (1972) on Vanguard

10:45PM December's Children “Jane's Song (The Slow One)” from December's Children (1970) on Mainstream Records

10:48PM The Throb “Black” from Black (7", Single) (1966) on Parlophone

10:52PM Seemon & Marijke “Everybody's Dancing” from Son of America (1971) on A&M Records

10:59PM Micah Blue Smaldone “a winter's truce” from Hither and Thither (2005) on Tequila Sunrise

11:02PM Dawnwind “Widow With A Husband” from Looking Back on the Future (1976) on Sunbeam Records

11:05PM Sixto Rodriguez “I'll Slip Away” from I'll Slip Away / You'd Like To Admit It (7") (1967) on Impact Records

11:08PM Melih, Faruk, Serdar, Saygun “Gurbet Acısı” composed by Massimo Raschilla from Hava Narghile, Turkish Rock Music 1966 to 1975 (2001) on Bacchus Archives

11:11PM The Attack “Strange House” from Final Daze (The Attack) (2001) on Angel Air Records

11:06PM Buried Civilizations “As Cold as the Clay” from Tunnels To Other Chambers (2004) on 267 Lattajjaa, Jewelled Antler

11:09PM The Flying Eyes “WINTER” from Bad Blood & Winter (2009) on Fuego

11:15PM Feathers “January Thaw” from Flashing on Love (2006) on Unreleased

11:21PM June Tabor “The Month of January” from Abyssinians (1984) on Shanachie Entertainment (

11:26PM Tickawinda “Cold and Raw” from Rosemary Lane (1979) on Kissing Spell (

11:29PM John's Children “It'S Been A Long Time” from Black And White (2009) on Acid Jazz Records

11:33PM 17 Pygmies “Moment in Ceylon” from Jedda by the Sea + Hatikva (1984) on LTM Recordings

11:36PM Bülent Ortaçgil “Herşey Sevgiyle Başlar” from Benimle Oynar Misin (1974) on 1 Numara

11:40PM Leonard Cohen “Winter Lady” composed by Leonard Cohen from Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967) on Columbia 

11:43PM Geysir “Thoughts” from Hljomsveitin (1974) on Thorns

11:47PM Oliver “Freezing Cold Like an Iceberg” from Standing Stone (1995) on Wooden Hill 
( — Originally recorded in 1974

11:52PM Adam Hurst “DELUSION” composed by Adam Hurst from NightFall (2013) on ASH records ( —

Reading excerpt:

During the run-up to a benefit show at Carnegie Hall in January of 1961, civil rights activist Martin Luther King sent the following supportive letter of thanks to Sammy Davis, Jr., as a result of his active role in its preparations. At the time Davis was looking to star in an anticipated - but ultimately shelved - Broadway production of Oscar Brown's musical, Kicks & Co., and King was clearly excited by the prospect.

Transcript follows.


Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ebenezer Baptist Church
407 Auburn Avenue, N. E.
Atlanta, Georgia

Murray 8-7263

December 20, 1960

Mr. Sammy Davis, Jr.
Sherry-Netherland Hotel
5th Avenue at 59th Street
New York 22, New York

Dear Sammy:

I have been meaning to write you for quite some time. A sojourn in jail and a trip to Nigeria among other tasks have kept be behind.

When I solicited your help for our struggle almost two months ago, I did not expect so creative and fulsome a response. All of us are inspired by your wonderful support and the Committee is busily engaged in the preparations for January 27th. I hope I can convey our appreciation to you with the warmth which we feel it.

In the midst of one of my usual crowded sojourns in New York, I had the opportunity to hear the play, "Kicks and Co." by Oscar Brown at the invitation of the Nemiroffs, at whose home I have previsouly been a guest. I learned of your interest in it and I am deeply pleased.

To my knowledge, rarely has there come upon the American scene a work which so perceptively mirrors the conflict of soul, the moral choices that confront our people, both Negro and white, in these fateful times. And yet a work which is at the same time, so light of touch, entertaining--and thereby all the more persuasive.

Art can move and alter people in subtle ways because, like love, it speaks through and to the heart. This young man's work will, in its own special way, affect the conscience of vast numbers with the moral force and vigor of our young people. And coming as it does from a source so eminently influential as yourself, it will be both an inspiration and a sustenance to us all.

In that context, let me share with you again my appreciation for the motives and the wisdom that have led you to it.

Very sincerely yours,

(Signed, 'Martin')

Martin Luther King, Jr.


streaming live on every other Monday night at 10pm PDT

No comments:

Post a Comment