The Black & White Album 2: More African-American Artists Cover The Beatles

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Fri, 09/17/2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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A sequel to last year's acclaimed episode!

We're helping to kick off KBOO's Fall Drive in style with a follow-up to one of last year's most listened-to and loved Songcircle episodes, The Black & White Album, this time around featuring a whole new batch of stellar interpretations of songs from the latter half of The Beatles' career. We'll spotlight such legendary artists as James Brown (with an exceedingly rare version of a George Harrison classic), Ray Charles, Prince, Tina Turner, Sarah Vaughan, Bill Withers, Richie Havens, George Benson, Billy Preston, Booker T & The M.G.'s, The Brothers Johnson, and more! Tune in, celebrate the Sounds of Democracy, and join KBOO or renew your membership to start the drive off right!

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Episode Playlist

  • Time
    1:34
    Artist
    Doris Troy
    Song
    Get Back
    Album
    Doris Troy
    Label
    EMI Catalogue
  • Time
    1:37
    Artist
    Swamp Dogg
    Song
    Lady Madonna
    Album
    Cuffed, Collared & Tagged
    Label
    Fat Possum
  • Time
    1:41
    Artist
    The Moments
    Song
    Rocky Raccoon
    Album
    A Moment With the Moments
    Label
    Rhino
  • Time
    1:47
    Artist
    Syl Johnson
    Song
    Come Together
    Album
    Is It Because I'm Black
    Label
    Numero Group
  • Time
    1:50
    Artist
    Billy Preston
    Song
    I've Got a Feeling
    Album
    Encouraging Words (Remastered)
    Label
    EMI Catalogue
  • Time
    1:53
    Artist
    Bill Withers
    Song
    Let It Be
    Album
    Complete Sussex & Columbia Album Masters
    Label
    Columbia/Legacy
  • Time
    1:56
    Artist
    Ray Charles
    Song
    The Long and Winding Road
    Album
    Volcanic Action of My Soul
    Label
  • Time
    2:02
    Artist
    Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.
    Song
    The Fool On the Hill (feat. Natalie Hanna Mendoza)
    Album
    Blackbird: Lennon-McCartney Icons
    Label
    BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
  • Time
    2:06
    Artist
    Ramsey Lewis
    Song
    Julia
    Album
    Mother Nature's Son
    Label
    GRP
  • Time
    2:10
    Artist
    Ramsey Lewis
    Song
    Sexy Sadie
    Album
    Mother Nature's Son
    Label
    GRP
  • Time
    2:14
    Artist
    James Brown
    Song
    Something
    Album
    The Singles, Vol. 8: 1972-1973
    Label
    Polydor
  • Time
    2:18
    Artist
    Richie Havens
    Song
    Here Comes the Sun
    Album
    Live At the Cellar Door and the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
    Label
    Five Star Recordings
  • Time
    2:22
    Artist
    Sarah Vaughan
    Song
    Blackbird
    Album
    Songs of the Beatles
    Label
    Rhino Atlantic
  • Time
    2:27
    Artist
    Booker T. & The M.G.'s
    Song
    Sun King / Mean Mr. Mustard / Polythene Pam / She Came in Through the Bathroom Window / I Want You (She's So Heavy) [Excerpt]
    Album
    McLemore Avenue
    Label
    Craft Recordings
  • Time
    2:32
    Artist
    Ike & Tina Turner
    Song
    She Came In Through the Bathroom Window
    Album
    Let It Be: Black America Sings Lennon, McCartney and Harrison
    Label
  • Time
    2:35
    Artist
    George Benson
    Song
    Golden Slumbers / You Never Give Me Your Money
    Album
    The Other Side of Abbey Road
    Label
    A&M
  • Time
    2:40
    Artist
    The Brothers Johnson
    Song
    Hey Jude
    Album
    All This and World War II
    Label
  • Time
    2:45
    Artist
    Eddie Hazel
    Song
    I Want You (She's So Heavy)
    Album
    Game, Dames and Guitar Thangs
    Label
    Rhino/Warner Records
  • Time
    2:55
    Artist
    Prince et al
    Song
    While My Guitar Gently Weeps
    Album
    Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction
    Label

Comments

The Swamp Dogg album is actually titled as above; the "... and Gassed" part of the title is from a later compilation. And the pic of Swamp with a gas mask is from a different album!

The James Brown track has indeed been anthologized, but on a relatively rare release.

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