Get your mind right as you volunteer!
This mix is for people on their way to or from a volunteer project, or perhaps just reflecting on how to make the world a better place. Using musical genres as diverse as grunge, hip-hop, reggae, rock, soul and house, this thought provoking mix touches on issues like poverty, homelessness, hunger, and the environment.
Highlights include Bob Marley’s War Based on Haile Selassie’s address to the UN General Assembly in 1963, John Mellencamp’s Scarecrow about the experience of losing the family farm, and William Shatner’s cover of Blur’s Common People, which might sound cheesy and overproduced, but it gets the point across.
Music For Social Action
Marvin Gaye – Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
Curis Mayfield – Freddie’s Dead
Stevie Wonder – Living For The City
Bob Marley & The Wailers – War
Arrested Development – Tennessee
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message
Mos Def – Mathematics
Tracy Chapman – Talkin’ Bout A Revolution
Gil Scott-Heron – Winter In America
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under The Bridge
Temple of the Dog – Hunger Strike
John Mellencamp – Rain On The Scarecrow
William Shatner – Common People
Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)