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Freedom: Songs from the Heart of America - Various (2002)
Columbia/Legacy

The 67-song boxed set includes songs written over the course of the last two-and-a-half centuries, and recordings dating back to the early 1900s. Included are songs covering virtually every important historical event in our country's history from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War, and from the Industrial Revolution to Prohibition.

Freedom: Songs From The Heart of America is produced by Grammy-winning producers Michael Brooks and Steve Berkowitz, along with Grammy-nominated producers Al Quaglieri and Nedra Olds-Neal. The team worked closely with Kunhardt Productions, producers of the PBS series, in finding music that fit the themes of the television series, and, just as important, could stand alone as a collectible bosxed set of recordings celebrating freedom in America.

Disc 1:
1. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free - Nina Simone
2. America (My Country 'Tis Of Thee) - Washington Men's Camarata
3. Yankee Doodle - The Broadway Quartet featuring Charles Harrison
4. Because All Men Are Brothers - Peter, Paul & Mary;Dave Brubeck
5. Simple Gifts - New York Philharmonic
6. The Star Spangled Banner - Duke Ellington
7. Amazing Grace - Willie Nelson
8. Erie Canal - Dan Zanes & Friends Featuring Suzanne Vega
9. New River Train - Louise Massey & The Westerners
10. When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
11. Dixie - Gil Tanner's Skillet Lickers
12. Follow The Drinking Gourd - Taj Mahal
13. Oh Freedom - Boys Choir Of Harlem
14. The Battle Hymn of the Republic - Washington Men's Camarata
15. Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier - Pamela Warrick Smith
16. Shenandoah Lullabye - Jerry Garcia;David Grisman
17. Healing Song #1 - Verdell Primeaux;Johnny Mike;Robert Attson
18. Home On The Range - Gene Autry
19. America The Beautiful - Keb' Mo'
20. Can The Circle Be Unbroken (78rpm Version) - The Original Carter Family
21. Semper Fidelis - The Goldman Band
22. Stars and Stripes Forever! - Leonard Bernstein;New York Philharmonic

Disc 2:
1. I'm On My Way (Live) - Mahalia Jackson
2. In My Merry Oldsmobile - Les Brown & His Orchestra
3. Keep Off The Grass - James P. Johnson
4. Over There - Arthur Fields
5. When The Moon Shines On The Moonshine - Bert Williams
6. The Death Of Mother Jones - Gene Autry
7. (What Did I Do To Be So) Black And Blue? - Louis Armstrong
8. Hittin' The Ceiling - Smith Ballew
9. Brother, Can You Spare A Dime? - Bing Crosby with Lennie Hayton & His Orchestra
10. Dancing In The Dark - Ben Selvin & His Orchestra
11. The Gold Diggers' Song - Dorsey Brothers Orchestra with The Boswell Sisters
12. God Bless America - Kate Smith
13. On The Trail - Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra
14. This Land Is Your Land - Woody Guthrie;Arlo Guthrie
15. Union Maid - The Almanac Singers (with Pete Seeger & Woody Guthrie)
16. Strange Fruit - Billie Holiday
17. Trouble - Josh White
18. Joe Hill - Paul Robeson Jr.;Lawrence Brown
19. We'll Meet Again - Peggy Lee with Benny Goodman
20. Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition - Kay Kyser & His Orchestra
21. The Freedom Train - Whiting & The Pied Pipers
22. Atom And Evil - Golden Gate Quartet
23. Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball? - Count Basie & His Orchestra
24. The Bourgeois Blues - Leadbelly
25. Fanfare for the Common Man - Aaron Copland

Disc 3:
1. The Times They Are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan
2. America - Chita Rivera;Marilyn Cooper
3. A Change Is Gonna Come - Terence Trent D'Arby;Booker T & The MG's
4. We Shall Overcome - Mahalia Jackson
5. Dancing In The Street - Martha & The Vandellas
6. If I Had A Hammer (The Hammer Song) - Pete Seeger
7. This Little Light Of Mine (Live) - The Freedom Singers
8. Chimes Of Freedom (Live Version) - Bruce Springsteen
9. People Get Ready - The Impressions
10. America - Simon & Garfunkel
11. Ain' Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round - Sweet Honey In The Rock;James Horner
12. Stand! - Sly & The Family Stone
13. Freedom - Richie Havens
14. Goodnight Saigon - Billy Joel
15. Wake Up Everybody (Single Version) - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes featuring Teddy Pendergrass Jr.
16. Fight The Power (Part 1) (Single Version) [Explicit] - The Isley Brothers
17. Song Of The Patriot - with Marty Robbins
18. Hard Times - James Taylor
19. Open Letter (To A Landlord) - Living Colour
20. Someday We'll All Be Free - Donny Hathaway


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