Truth: Songs for the Way of Love+

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Happiness  by mjh+

Truth: Songs for the Way of Love+
Lest We Forget—the 1940s-1980s
Over the past two seasons this year, I’ve gathered together some songs and singers which have carried me through seasons of profound Love and Loss. Some songs I’ve sung by heart for years. Others I’ve only recently discovered as I opened up myself to the grace of listening with my dearest of friends.

In listening to these salty “psalms” altogether, I’m struck by the repeating themes: our yearning to be free, hoping to fly above it all, longing to be with our truest love, waiting for love to come back to us, reaching out our hands, doubting our strengths, feeling foolish, trying to move on, navigating deep waters, trying to breathe, wondering what it feels like to die, and hoping the best is yet to come. Ultimately what we yearn to hear is that Peace is for Everyone.

Lest we forget, Sing On.

love+peace,
mjh

Truth: Songs for the Way of Love+
Lest We Forget—the 1940s-1980s

The Byrds – Chimes Of Freedom
Jackie DeShannon – Don’t Doubt Yourself, Babe
The Byrds – Turn! Turn! Turn!
Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A-Changin’
Lesley Gore – You Don’t Own Me
Nina Simone – Feeling Good
Joni Anderson – Born to Take the Highway
The Hollies – He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother
Harry Nilsson – Midnight Cowboy – Everybody’s Talkin’
John Barry – Midnight Cowboy- Closing theme
Glen Campbell – Wichita Lineman
Simon & Garfunkel – The Boxer
Simon & Garfunkel – The Sound of Silence
Neil Young – Ohio
Richard & Mimi Farina – A Swallow Song
Joan Baez – What Have They Done To The Rain
Richard & Mimi Farina – Pack Up Your Sorrows
Simon & Garfunkel – Benedictus
The Youngbloods – Get Together
Kris Kristofferson – Jesus Was A Capricorn (Owed To John Prine)
Paul Simon – American Tune
Paul Simon & LadySmith Black Mambazo – Homeless
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Amazing Grace
Playing for Change – Biko
UCONN Choirs – Baba Yetu
By The Navajo & The Sioux – Navajo Healing Song
Red Road Crossing – Invocation of the Great Spirit
Padre Nuestro de la misa católica “The Lord’s Prayer”
Buena Vista Social Club – Chan Chan
Compay Segundo e Omara Portuondo – Veinte años
Arlo/Woody Guthry & Pete Seeger – Deportee (Plane Crash At Los Gatos)
Mimi and Richard Farina – Bold Marauder
Joan Baez – With God on Our Side
Billie Holiday – Strange Fruit
Nina Simone – How It Feels To Be Free
Nina Simone – Mississippi Goddam
Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood – The Times They Are A-Changin’
Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade of Pale
Simon & Garfunkel – America
Simon & Garfunkel – My Little Town
Bryan Wilson and the Mississippi Children’s Choir – His Eye is On the Sparrow.
Mississippi Mass Choir – Amen
Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Shout, Sister, Shout
The Harmonizing Four – Lift Every Voice and Sing

(43 songs: 2 hours and 52 minutes)

 

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Next up:
TruthNow: Songs for the Way of Love+
Truth be told from 1980s to now.
For a catalog of all of the S4tWoL playlists:

https://mariahoecker.com/2019/07/03/songs-for-the-way-of-love/

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