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Music Heard in "Oh Freedom Over Me"

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Guy Davis, "Thinking Some New Thoughts Now," from Call Down the Thunder, Red House Records, 1996

Part One:

1. Fanny Lou Hamer and others, "Wade in the Water," Greenwood, Mississippi, 1963, from Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, Smithsonian Institution collection.

2. Son House, "Pearline," 1965, taken from The Slide Guitar: Bottles, Knives & Steel, Columbia, 1990

3. Carter Family, "Something Got a Hold Of Me," from Something Got a Hold of Me: A Treasury of Sacred Music, RCA, 1990

4. J.W. Jones, fife solo, "John Henry," from Traveling Through the Jungle: Fife and Drum Band Music from the Deep South, Testament Records, 1995

5. Marshall Jones and SNCC Freedom Singers, "In The Mississippi River," from Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, Smithsonian Institution collection.

6. Robert Jr. Lockwood, "Little Queen of Spades," from Blues Routes, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999

7. "Lord Hold My Hand While I Run This Race," singers in mass meeting, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, February, 1964

8. The Alabama Sacred Harp Convention, "Soar Away," from White Spirituals from The Sacred Harp, New World Records, 1977

9. Matthew Jones and the SNCC Freedom Singers, "The Ballad of Medgar Evers," from Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Songs of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, Folk Era, 1994

10. Peter, Paul and Mary, "Blowin' in the Wind," from Ten Years Together: The Best of Peter, Paul and Mary, Warner Brothers, 1970

11. Odetta, "This Little Light of Mine," from Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Songs of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, Folk Era, 1994, Folk Era, 1994

12. Willie Peacock and others, "Get on Board, Children," Jackson, Miss., 1963, from Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, Smithsonian Institution collection.

Part Two:

1. Etta Baker, "One Dime Blues," from Blues Routes, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999

2. Phil Ochs, "Going Down to Mississippi," from Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Songs of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, Folk Era, 1994

3. Eric Andersen, "Thirsty Boots," from Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Songs of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, Folk Era, 1994

4. "Lord, Hold my Hand" (see above).

5. Carolyn Hester, "Three Young Men," from Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Songs of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, Folk Era, 1994

6. Son House, "Pearline" (see above).

7. The Alabama Sacred Harp Convention, "Soar Away" (see above).

8. Bernice Reagon Johnson, "This May Be the Last Time," from Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Songs of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, Folk Era, 1994

9. Fanny Lou Hamer and others, "Wade in the Water" (see above)

10. Hollis Watkins and others, "Oh Freedom," Jackson, Miss., 1963, from Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, Smithsonian Institution collection.

11. Fanny Lou Hamer and others, "Walk With Me, Lord," Hattiesburg, Miss., February, 1964, Robert Jr. Lockwood, "Little Queen of Spades," from Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, Smithsonian Institution collection.

12. J.W. Jones and others, "No Name Piece," from Traveling Through the Jungle: Fife and Drum Band Music from the Deep South, Testament Records, 1995

Part Three:

1. Robert Jr. Lockwood, "Little Queen of Spades" (see above).

2. SNCC Freedom Singers, led by Rutha Harris, "This Little Light of Mine," Atlanta, 1964, from Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, Smithsonian Institution collection.

3. Fanny Lou Hamer and others, "Go Tell It on the Mountain," Greenwood, Miss., 1963, from Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, Smithsonian Institution collection.

4. Bob Dylan, "Only a Pawn in Their Game," from The Times They Are A-Changing, Columbia, 1964

5. Mass meeting participants, "We Shall Overcome," Hattiesburg, Miss., 1964, from Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, Smithsonian Institution collection.

6. Bernice Johnson Reagon, "Been in the Storm So Long," from Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, Smithsonian Institution collection.

7. Lockwood, "Little Queen of Spades (see above)

8. Judy Collins, "Hey Nelly Nelly," from Judy Collins #3, Elektra Records

9. J.W. Jones, "John Henry" (see above).

10. Jimi Hendrix, "Wait Until Tomorrow," from Axis: Bold as Love, Reprise, 1967

11. Magpie, "You Should've Been Down in Mississippi," from Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Songs of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, Folk Era, 1994

12. Sweet Honey in The Rock, "Ella's Song," from Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Songs of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, Folk Era, 1994 

13. Guy Davis, "Thinking Some New Thoughts Now" (see above)