Early morning, April 4
Shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride
“Pride (In The Name of Love)” – U2
The year 1968 was a turbulent one in America’s history. The Vietnam War staggered on – with the My Lai Massacre and Tet Offensive abroad and increasingly violent protests at home. We had The Poor People’s Campaign March on Washington, D.C., a Zodiac killer in California and a Black Power salute in Mexico City. And sadly, we had the assassinations of two great civil rights leaders – Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. The Minnesota History Center debuted the national “The 1968 Exhibit” in October – offering a comprehensive and fascinating view of one remarkable year. Great River Radio recommends taking an informative field trip during a cold winter’s day to catch the exhibit before it closes in February 2012.
So why do we mention 1968? Well, it also happens to be an notable year for music. We heard “Hey Jude” for the first time, got to know “Mrs. Robinson” a little bit better, and Marvin Gaye gave us a lesson on rumors and broken hearts long before Facebook with “I heard It Through The Grapevine.” We’re going to take a little dip into 1968 nostalgia today, with tracks by Laura Nyro, Janis Joplin, John Mayall and The Band.
We’ll also have some incredible new music by Rachael Yamagata, The Black Keys (!), Beirut, M83, Wilco, Alabama Shakes, Shelby Lynne and Deer Tick.
Join us for another Great River Radio show today at 4:15–5:45p.
Brian & Dan
I Found You-Alabama Shakes
Lonely Boy-The Black Keys
Most Likely You Go Your Way (I’ll Go Mine) (Mark Ronson Remix)-Bob Dylan
Heaven’s Only Days Down The Road-Shelby Lynne
The Ship Song-Lissie
Raindrops On The Kitchen Floor-Mason Jennings
Eli’s Comin’-Laura Nyro
Combination of the Two-Big Brother and the Holding Company
Chest Fever-The Band
Miles On A Car-Rachael Yamagata
Here To Stay-Milagres
Miss K.-Deer Tick