Here’s the 1947 Civil Rights anthem “We Shall Overcome.” It was written by Zilphia Horton using refrains from a Gospel song by Charles Albert Tindley. This version is by Louis Armstrong.
It inspired Dr King to make this speech on the Sunday before he was assassinated.
But today we are not mourning his passing. We are celebrating his birthday so here’s Stevie Wonder’s 1981 song “Happy Birthday” which he wrote in support of the campaign to make today a national holiday.
Happy birthday Dr. King!
Here’s a great song I found while blog surfing. It’s George Benson playing Stevie Wonder’s song “Lately.” The video is from his 2006 “Absolutely Live” DVD. The footage was actually filmed in 2000 at a concert in Belfast, Ireland.
With the song “Lately” in the post, I should probably use this section to recount my own tragic tales of love gone wrong or perhaps to share stories of all the exciting adventures I’ve been having “Lately.” Unfortunately the most exciting thing that happened to me today involved a six year old’s colon. The details aren’t nearly as exciting or romantic as you’d think! Of course it might be an interesting thought exercise to try to turn the day’s escapades into a tragic yet romantic adventure. I think I’ll call it “Plunge The Toilet Geyser Slowly.”