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Malcolm X – The Last Revolutionary? (An Audiography)

Avedon, Richard

 

Malcolm X – The Last Revolutionary?

(click to download^^)

Playlist

 

Charles Mingus – Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Eric Dolphy – Densities
Cassandra Wilson – Strange Fruit
Charlie Parker – Salt Peanuts
Bobby Hutcherson – Ghetto Lights
Freddie Hubbard – Red Clay
Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers – I Remember Clifford
Pharoah Sanders – You’ve Got To Have Freedom
Brother Jack McDuff – Oblighetto
Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Billy Cobham – Inner Conflicts
Charles Mingus – Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (Instrumental)
Ronnie Laws – Tidal Wave
Cal Tjader – Curacao
Wes Montgomery – Theodora
Eddie Henderson – We End In A Dream
Gator Soundtrack – Laying the Trap
Deep Forest – The First Twilight
Pharoah Sanders – You’ve Got To Have Freedom

 

 

Narrated by Alfre Woodard

Commentary by:

Sonia Sanchez
Dr. John Henrik Clarke
Gordon Parks
Maya Angelou
James Baldwin
Ossie Davis
Atallah Shabazz
Betty Shabazz
Gloria Richardson
Philbert Little
Wilfred Little
Yvonne Little
Alex Haley
Mahmoud Al-Faysal
Wallace Muhammed
…..and others

Watch the Documentary Below!

Good morning/afternoon/evening, y’all…just wanted to jot down a little note to let you know that my tribute to Malcolm X is up on the blog and links are available everywhere! This is not a booty shaking, beat driven escapade. This is jazz driven. This is knowledge driven.

I initially meant to throw some sound bytes to some music, but after ideas started demanding a stage, this project took on a life of it’s own. I meant to have this on Malcolm’s birthday, but what I had in mind proved to be too overwhelming…but it had to be done, so I just took my time and did it right…

This isn’t so much a mix, as it is a journey – this mix tells a story. A movie for your ears, if you will. I have taken liberal chunks of the documentary “Make It Plain”. This documentary was created and released in 1993-94 and is narrated by Alfre Woodard. It has commentary from notable figures in the black community such as Maya Angelou, Sonia Sanchez, Dr. John Henrik Clarke, and Alex Haley. This audiography is also augmented with various speeches that I am blessed to have in order to tell this story. Lots of things have been left out, but I’m hoping it will still serve it’s purpose.

So. I hope you like it, however, to be perfectly honest – if no one heard this but me, it would be one of my favorite mixes! It’s a mix that is done more for me than you, LOL…however, I likes to share – so enjoy!

The Last Revolutionary (An Audiography)

 

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