July, Justice, Journey

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I made a playlist on Amazon Music for July 2019 “July, Justice, Journey”.  It currently has 19 songs (I might add to it later on), and runs about an hour.  The songs are at the moment ordered like this:

  1. Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland
  2. America, the Beautiful performed by Ray Charles
  3. This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie, performed by Peter, Paul & Mary
  4. If I Had A Hammer by Pete Seeger
  5. Alabama by John Coltrane
  6. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel by Taylor & Dallas, performed by Nina Simone
  7. Feeling Good by Newly & Bricusse, performed by Nina Simone
  8. Song For The Morning Star by Carlos Nakai
  9. One Tin Soldier by Coven
  10. Where Have All The Flowers Gone by Pete Seeger, performed by Joan Baez
  11. Untold by Matthew West
  12. Welcome To Our World by Chris Rice
  13. Concordia by Yo-Yo Ma and Dave Brubeck
  14. Saturday In The Park by Chicago
  15. Forever Young by Bob Dylan
  16. On A Clear Day by Lane & Lerner, performed by The Oscar Peterson Trio
  17. Higher Love by Steve Winwood
  18. Happy by Pharrell Williams
  19. On A Clear Day by Lane & Lerner, performed by Barbra Streisand

Many people would expect a playlist for July to include some patriotic hymns and Americana folksongs or even peace-and-justice protest music.  In addition to such as these, I’ve included some other instrumentals and vocals that you might find surprising.  My theme is the journey toward justice for “the common man”, which is all of us, each of us.  So, on this July 4th when Americans rightly celebrate our independence as a nation, I also celebrate my hope for justice, freedom, life for all people and every individual human-being ever conceived.