Tonight we celebrate someone’s birthday. Yes, indeed. 02-12-09 (1809 that is)--the birthday of America’s sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln. He is my personal favorite president. I like what he stood for. I believe that he must have known that he was not going to have a long life. He gave his life for Civil Rights.
So, tonight, we rock the jam session with songs about Lincoln, freedom and forward movement of humans. If you look over the set, this collection could work any time but I think in this context, it’s a great way to remember this very great and brave man.
On Sunday, I will turn fifty years of age. I will be in Washington DC on that day. Two shows. I will be back in Los Angeles next week so we can all be together live. I don’t know what that show will be yet but I think I have the first song, that’s usually the hardest one to come up with.
Thanks for listening, as always thanks for the happy birthday wishes that have been coming in and STAY FANATIC!!!
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01. Public Enemy - Power To The People / Fear Of A Black Planet
02. Leadbelly - Abraham Lincoln / Bourgeois Blues
03. Jimi Hendrix – Freedom / First Rays of the New Rising Sun
04. Lung Fish - Abraham Lincoln / Rainbows From Atoms
05. Roky Erickson - Song To Abe Lincoln / Gremlins Have Pictures
06. James Brown - Get Up Get Into It Get Involved / Revolution Of The Mind
07. Lightnin’ Hopkins - Gonna Pull A Party / The Tradition Masters
08. J Mascis & The Fog - Freedom / Free So Free
09. Alan Vega Trio – Freedom / Cubist Blues
10. Pan Ron - When Will You Be Free / Cambodian Rocks
11. Curtis Mayfield - People Get Ready / Curtis/Live!
12. Jah Lion - Soldier And Police War / Arkology
13. Fela & Africa 70 - Who're You? (single version) / Nigeria Afrobeat Special
14. Peace! - Black Power / Black Power
15. Velvet Underground - I'm Set Free / The Velvet Underground
16. Ornette Coleman – Free / Change Of The Century
17. Albert Ayler - Free At Last! / New Grass
18. The Cruel Sea - Better Get A Lawyer / single
19. Bob Marley - More More Axe / Lost Treasures Of The Ark
20. Thin Lizzy - Freedom Song / Fighting
21. Tenor Saw - Ring the Alarm / single
22. Egg Hunt - Me And You / single