Last Friday on The Let Out (our weekly show on East Village Radio, made possible by Dewars), very special guest Cosmo Baker came through with a collection of hopeful jams and inspirational music. In under an hour the inauguration will begin, so throw this on, pause it for Obama's speech (happening sometime around 12 EST) and then put it back on afterwards. It's the perfect two hour bookend for a historic day. Listen live to East Village Radio this and every following Friday from 6-8pm EST and stream last week's audio podcast below.
-Stream the 1/16 edition of "The Let Out" here.
Billy Paul, "Am I Black Enough For You"
Marvin Gaye, "You're The Man"
Skull Snaps, "It's A New Day"
Jesse Anderson, "Mighty Mighty"
The Impressions, "Mighty Mighty"
Ruby Andrews, "You Made a Believer Out Of Me"
Freda Payne, "Unhooked Generation"
The Meters, "Funky Miracle"
The O'Jays, "Got To Give The People What They Want"
Eddie Driver, "Black Night"
Julius Brockington & Magic Force, "This Feeling"
Baby Huey & The Babysitters, "Listen To Me"
Gene Chandler, "Hard Times"
The Natural Four, "Message To A Black Man"
Brothers Unlimited, "Change Is Gonna Come"
Fred Wesley & The J.B.s, "Damn Right I Am Somebody"
Joe Henderson, "Power To The People"
The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, "Walk Tall"
Oscar Brown Jr., "First Lady"
Brothers Of The Ghetto, "Indestructible Black Man"
Sly & The Family Stone, "Love City" (Bladerunners Edit)
Leon's Creation, "This Is The Beginning"
Marlena Shaw, "Liberation Conversation"
James Brown, "I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door I'll Get It Myself)"
Malcolm's Locks, "Get Up Stand Up"
Stevie Wonder, "Black Man" (Kay Sputnik Edit)
Fela Kuti, "Fight To Finish"
Stevie Wonder, "We Can Work It Out"
Ernie Hines, "Our Generation"
James Brown, "Funky President (People It's Bad)"
Average White Band, "I Got Work To Do"
The Jackson Five, "It's Great To Be Here"
The Impressions, "We're A Winner"
The Impressions, "They Don't Know"
Lee Dorsey, "Yes We Can"
Curtis Mayfield, "I Plan To Stay A Believer"
Otis Redding, "Change Is Going To Come"
Young Jeezy f. Nas, "My President Is Black"