“We must be concerned not merely about who murdered them, but about the system, the way of life, the philosophy which produced the murderers”

John Coltrane – “Alabama” from Live At Birdland (1963)

In tardy celebration of a real American hero, we offer John Coltrane’s interpretation of Martin Luther King Jr.’s eulogy for the four girls killed in the Birmingham, Alabama 16th Street Church bombing. Learn about the connection between song and speech (and listen to a sample) here.

Chase the Trane

Posted by Glenn

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