Feb 18, 2016
About The Record
'February is the month designated for the celebration of the contributions of African Americans to society.
I especially wanted to pay homage to a great civil rights leader, Dr Martin Luther King Jr. by dedicating a record to him.
I've done a little research to see what music inspired a man so great.
And in my studies, I found that there were about 25 songs he wanted to hear either in his hotel before he spoke or during the event at which he was scheduled to share.
Of the 25 songs I selected 10 to try and put an updated RSVP touch to it, if you will.
If Dr King were alive today, These songs would definitely be on his playlist.
So please everyone, enjoy the King's List, which include quotes from some musicians of his era and some of my contemporaries, those who are continually impacted by Dr King's dream of unity and the harmony of mankind. ' (Robert 'Sput' Searight)
King’s List is a tribute to the life and legacy of MLK Jr., a freedom preacher who enjoyed performances by iconic musicians during the Civil Rights Movement.
The album is a collection of spirituals and anthems reimagined to connect audiences of all ages to the memory of Dr. King and the treasure of freedom for all humanity.
King’s List features a solid roster of Dallas area musicians and special guests. Dallas matriarch and founder of God’s Property Linda Searight, Candy and Peaches West, Snarky Puppy bandmates Mark Lettieri, Corey Henry, Louis Cato and Shaun Martin are all present. Daniel Jones, Phil Lassiter, Cyfa Fix, and more join in. Highlighting these performances are an appearance by the Kids Choir, a glowing reminder of the solid foundation of the Dallas community and their basis of faith and care for each generation - a quality often missing in today’s scattered world.
Between tracks are spoken word interludes from Terence Blanchard, Kim Burrell, Dennis Chambers, and Rose Mckinney expressing their take on the life and legacy of Dr. king.
Produced by Terrace Martin and Robert ‘Sput’ Searight, King’s List plays as a poignant tribute, complete with solid performances and relevant voices that speak of the need for Dr. King’s message to endure and resonate.
released February 19, 2016
Cover Art by Adrion Butler
Produced by Terrace Martin and Robert Searight, except 'What's Really Goin On' produced by Robert Sput Searight and Antone Amalbert.
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