Hell’s Kitchen Radio #425: Black History is American History

Saturday, February 13, 9pm

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If this show had legs it would have found a few dozen dance moves to throw down. It doesn’t have this ability, but don’t let that stop you from getting down. Black History Month or not, every one of these artists deserves every award they have won, and many more they hadn’t. 
You have no excuse but to strap in for a real good time.

And do not even get me started about the bullshit that is out there, coming from racist white assholes about the need for a White History Month. EVERY MONTH IS WHITE HISTORY MONTH!!!! For Christ’s sake, the entire history of our nation has been written by white people. Blacks get the shortest month of the year. February was chosen because of the birthdays of both Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. I get it, I get it. But until we make serious amends with our original sin, this country will never heal. I’m a proponent of paying reparations to Blacks who can show they are direct decedents of slaves. I also believe we need to do the same to Indigenous Americans. Hitler and the Nazi’s learned how to control their population based on our treatment of native tribes and Jim Crow laws, post Civil War. 

We have a lot of work to do.

The second hour has a Bob Marley birthday set. He would have celebrated 76 years last week. Any excuse to play more Bob Marley.

In the meantime, enjoy these two hours. Many genres, all great music.



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Country Blues: Muddy Waters
Stack O’Lee: Mississippi John Hurt
Travelin’ Riverside Blues: Robert Johnson

Body and Soul: Billy Holliday
Solea: Miles Davis with Gil Evans Orchestra

Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac: Dizzy Gillespie
Sinnerman: Nina Simone
Good Livin’ (Good Lovin’): Bernard Purdie

Git In There: Betty Davis
Leroy Is In The Army: Jimmy Castor
They All Ask’d For You: The Meters
Ride On: Parliament

The Whole World Needs Liberation: James Brown
Radio Commercial/8th Wonder: The Sugar Hill Gang
Bring the Noise: Public Enemy

Soul Rebel: Bob Marley and Lee “Scratch” Perry
No More Trouble: Bob Marley and the Wailers
Rasta Man Chant: Bob Marley and the Wailers
Crazy Baldheads: Bob Marley and the Wailers
War: Bob Marley and the Wailers

Star Spangled Banner: Jimi HendrixBig Take Over: Bad Brains
I Bid You Goodnight: Joseph Spence and the Pinder Family

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