Sunday, October 31, 2010

Top 40 Election Day Party Jamz!

It is important to get out and VOTE on November 2nd.  Pack up that boom box and lots of size D Energizer batteries (Radio Raheem style).  Turn up the volume and draw in the crowds outside your polling place—remember, you can't block the entrance!  Get folks’ attention with this list of feel-good, motivational songs (in no particular order):

A Brand New Day-The Wiz soundtrack
Wavin’ Flag-K’Naan
You Got to Believe Something-Pointer Sisters
Respect Yourself-Staple Singers
I’ll Take You There-Staple Singers
Respect-Aretha Franklin
A Change is Gonna Come-Otis Redding
You’re All I Need to Get By-Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Sisters are Doing it for Themselves-Aretha Franklin
Oh Happy Day-Aretha Franklin/Mavis Staple

Everyday People-Sly and the Family Stone
Someday We’ll All Be Free-Donny Hathaway
I Got You (I Feel Good)-James Brown
Wakeup Everybody-Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
War-Edwin Starr
What’s Going On-Marvin Gaye
Stand by Me-Ben E. King
You and Your Folks/23rd Psalm-Blind Boys of Alabama
You Got to Move-Blind Boys of Alabama
Get Up, Stand Up-Bob Marley and the Wailers
People Get Ready- the Impressions
Beautiful Brother of Mine-Curtis Mayfield
We’re Gonna Make It-Damian Marley
Compared to What-Les McCann & Eddie Harris
Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing-Incognito
Work To Do-Isley Brothers
Fight the Power-Isley Brothers
Somewhere Over the Rainbow-Iz
Brother's Gonna Work It Out-Willie Hutch
Better Days are Coming-Jimmy Cliff
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho-Mahalia Jackson
Yes We Can Can-Pointer Sisters
Taking it to the Streets-Quincy Jones
I Just Want to Celebrate-Rare Earth
Sunshine (I Can Fly)- Raul Midon
Wonderful World-Satchmo
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours-Stevie Wonder
You are the Sunshine of My Life-Stevie Wonder
Give More Power to the People-Chi-Lites
Man in the Mirror-Michael Jackson