The Roots, John Legend, Anthony Hamilton & More To Sing A ‘Soundtrack For A Revolution’

One of the hallmarks of the American civil rights movement was the music that accompanied the era. These freedom songs were as big a part of the fight for justice and equality as the marches, protests, and even Dr. Martin Luther King‘s speeches. A new film, Soundtrack For a Revolution, which chronicles the role that music played in the movement, has been making the film festival rounds, and a soundtrack of all new recordings by contemporary artists of freedom songs will be released on January 31, 2012. This ambitious undertaking has tapped some of the finest current voices to lend theirs to this project. Contributors include The Roots, John Legend, Anthony Hamilton, Mary Mary, Wyclef Jean, Angie Stone, Joss Stone, Blind Boys of Alabama, TV On The Radio, and Richie Havens. With singer’s singers like Hamilton, the Campbell sisters of Mary Mary, and Angie Stone on board this has the potential to be a very special and powerful project. Watch a clip of Soundtrack For a Revolution to see singer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte and others speak on their experiences during that time spliced in with footage of the recording of the album to see Black Thought setting his rapper hat aside to croon the song “Turn Me Around.” A tentative tracklisting for the soundtrack to Soundtrack For a Revolution may also be found after the bounce.

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Soundtrack For a Revolution tentative tracklist:

1. Wade In The Water – Angie Stone
2. Eyes On The Prize – Joss Stone
3. This Maybe The Last Time – Anthony Hamilton & The Blind Boys Of Alabama
4. We Shall Not Be Moved – Mary Mary
5. Will The Circle Be Unbroken – Richie Havens
6. Turn Me Around – The Roots & TV On The Radio
7. Woke Up This Am – John Legend
8. The State Of Mississippi – Wyclef Jean
9. We Shall Over Come – Anthony Hamilton, Blind Boys of Alabama, Joss Stone, The Roots, Mary Mary & Richie Havens

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