Black History Month Guest Playlist



Each week in February, WYEP celebrates Black History Month with a curated playlist from a special guest.


This week, our curator is Janis Burley Wilson, the President and CEO of the August Wilson African American Cultural Center.

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Janis Burley Wilson is the President and CEO of the August Wilson African American Cultural Center. More info about the Center can be found here.


Here is an alphabetical list of the songs included in this playlist:


Alice Smith - Love Endeavor
Aretha Franklin - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
Aretha Franklin - Eleanor Rigby (live)
Betty Wright - Clean Up Woman
Bettye LaVette - Joy
Bill Withers - Grandma's Hands
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit
Chaka Khan - Roll Me Through the Rushes
Charlie Parker Quintet - Scrapple From the Apple
Charlie Parker Septet - Yardbird Suite
Chic - Everybody Dance
Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram - Love Ain't My Favorite Word
Curtis Mayfield - (Don't Worry) If There's Hell Below We're All
Curtis Mayfield - The Making of You
Dionne Warwick - What the World Needs Now (Is Love)
Earth, Wind & Fire - On Your Face
Earth, Wind & Fire - That's The Way of the World
Eddie Kendricks - Girl You Need a Change of Mind
Ella Fitzgerald - Sunshine of Your Love
Erykah Badu - Stay
Etta James - A Sunday Kind Of Love
Freddie Hubbard - Red Clay
George Benson - Give Me the Night
Gil Scott-Heron - Home Is Where The Hatred Is
Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man
Grace Jones - My Jamaican Guy
Gregory Isaacs - Cool Down the Pace
Isaac Hayes - Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic
James Brown - Mother Popcorn, Pt. 1
Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower
Jimi Hendrix - Castles Made of Sand
Kool & The Gang - You Don't Have To Change
Marlena Shaw - California Soul
Michael Jackson - Got To Be There
Miles Davis - Gingerbread Boy
Miriam Makeba - Pata Pata
Muddy Waters - I Just Want To Make Love To You
Nina Simone - Ain't Got No - I Got Life
Nina Simone - I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free
Phil Upchurch - Crosstown Traffic
Prince - Call My Name
Prince - Soft and Wet
Raphael Saadiq - 100 Yard Dash
Sarah Vaughan - Black Coffee
Shirley Bassey - Diamonds Are Forever
Sly & The Family Stone - You Can Make It If You Try
Solange - Cranes in the Sky
The Isley Brothers - Brown Eyed Girl
The Isley Brothers - Voyage To Atlantis
The Meters - Cissy Strut
The Meters - Little Old Money Maker
The Nth Power - Freedom
The Spinners - Sadie
Van Hunt - Dust
Wes Montgomery - Jeannine


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