FROM A to Z
(Well...sort of...I mean...LOL!!!)
After the first four songs I give links for below. they are listed in according to the impact of my life...Since, I was filmed responding to a request made during Richie Havens' stirring FREEDOM MEDLEY, which ended up being spliced into the middle of footage of him performing it (...as his final and "UMPTEENTH" encore..) It get gets top "billing" - for the full story,
.Richie Has his own site, with the lyrics to FREEDOM and even a photo illustrated page where he reveals the OPEN "D" tuning he uses and the chords to his highly rhythmic rendition.
I, myself play the song in standard EADGBE tuning in the key of A minor...
For the time being, I'm simply giving you three more songs of/about/for FREEDOM that are most influential for me.
Richard Farina adopted a Traditional ballad
for this narrative broadside relating the murder
of four African-American choir girls in 1963
(and the CHOIR KEEPS singing of FREEDOM...)
(The KID from Hibbing, MN...)
BY Aretha Franklin & Ted White,
with its STIRRING chorus of simple repetitions of the word FREEDOM!
I first heard this song years after the others, but it ranks high with me!
Check back often as I expand this list