Martin Luther King Day




 I just finished watching the Presidential Inauguration and I was reminded of this children's song, Martin Luther King. With all the horns and stuff, listen to the midi at http://www.newtunings.com/kidmid/music/wantedpeace.mid It sounds better on an acoustic piano in the Key of D (F# and C#).

MARTIN LUTHER KING

By Theresa Fullbright He wanted peace and love all over this land
He wanted peace and love all over this land
Martin Luther King was a peace-loving man
He wanted peace and love all over this land
He walked for you and me all over this land
He walked for you and me all over this land
Martin Luther King was a great, great man
He walked for you and me all over this land
He died for freedom's cause to save this land
He died for freedom's cause to save this land
Martin Luther King was a brave, brave man
He died for freedom's cause to save this land
Martin Luther King was a brave, brave man
He died for freedom's cause to save this land

Here's the chords that I play to the song.

GB/D  He
F#A/D  want-
EG/D    ed
DA/DF#  peace
BbG/E    and
BF#/D    love all
G/BE     o-
G/BD    ver
A/AC#E  this
DF#A/F#D land
DF#/A  He
C#E/A   want-
BD/A     ed
F#C#/AC#  peace and
F#/C#A love all
EG#/DB over this
AEA/C#A  land.
A/A  Mar-
G/A  tin
BF#/DD  Lu-ther
F#/C#A King was a
G3/BDF#  peace-
A/GE  lov-
A#/G#E ing
B/F#D man,
GB/D  He
F#A/D want-
EG/D  ed
DA/DF# peace
BbG/  and
BF#/D  love all
G/BE over
A/AC#E this
DA/F#D  land.

Martin Luther King on the Importance of Jazz

Jazz means many things to many people. As is its essential nature, it connects uniquely and directly to each person. But it also holds some universalities. In his opening address at the 1964 Berlin Jazz Festival, the brilliant Martin Luther King touched upon those aspects of the music, most perceptively that modern jazz is “singing the songs of a more complicated urban existence.”

Read the rest of the article here

Otis Spann, “Blues For Martin Luther King” (1968)





I am thankful in celebrating and rejoicing in the birth of our 5th grandchildren!
Blessings to you and yours,




"Jazz washes away the dust of every day life." -- Art Blakey
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