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Friday Nite Videos | December 21, 2018

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A Very Special Counsel Christmas. Jon Batiste Performs 'Saint James Infirmary Blues'. Walking to America with the Migrant Caravan. Capernaum |Movie. Trump’s New Chief of Staff & Stephen Miller’s New Hairline

Jon Batiste Performs 'Saint James Infirmary Blues'

The pride of the Late Show, Jon Batiste, performs the song from his album 'Hollywood Africans' that earned a Grammy nomination for Best American Roots Performance. 'Saint James Infirmary Blues.'

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10 of the Best Political Albums You'll Hear This Year

Mat Ward Green Left Weekly
Here are the best new albums that related to this month's politics. (David Crosby, Southeast Desert Metal, Indigenoise, Darren Hayman, Midnight Oil, Barbra Streisand, Arturo O'Farrill, Bobby Sessions, Glitoris, OHHMS).

Friday Nite Videos | October 19, 2018

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Moses Updates the Ten Commandments. Canned Heat | Election Blues. Does Saudi Arabia Own Donald Trump? Is President Trump Fascist? Donald J. Trump's Guide to Republican Greatness.

Friday Nite Videos | August 31, 2018

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Why Obvious Lies Make Great Propaganda. Ariana Grande Performs "Natural Woman" at Aretha Franklin's Funeral. Trump Loses Mind After Convictions | Our Cartoon President. Buddy Whittington | Minor Blues. How Donald Trump Got Involved in a Global Fraud.

Buddy Whittington | Minor Blues

The minor blues is saddest with its' own sorrow and pain
You'll know it when you hear it with its sombre sad refrain
It's a major situation, givin' me the minor blues

Anti-Fascism and Racial Struggle in Song

Meredith Holmgren Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
The events that unfolded last month in Charlottesville, Virginia, when neo-fascist protests against the removal of a Confederate monument escalated to the deaths of three persons, have stirred nationwide debate about the history of fascism and white supremacy. The music from Smithsonian Folkways' large collection also forces us to consider how musicians have historically responded to fascism and white supremacy.
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