Saturday, December 27, 2014

How They Got Over

The Roots' How I Got Over comes out today. Listen to it on their MySpace page here. The title song shares a name with a gospel hymn written by Rev. W. Herbert Brewster that became a Civil Rights anthem and has been recorded by Aretha Franklin, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Patti LaBelle and many others. The Philadelphia hip-hop band's "How I Got Over" is below, Mahalia Jackson's is below that, and yet another, totally different "How I Got Over," by Bay Area soul legend Darondo is at the bottom.

How They Got Over

The Roots' How I Got Over comes out today. Listen to it on their MySpace page here. The title song shares a name with a gospel hymn written by Rev. W. Herbert Brewster that became a Civil Rights anthem and has been recorded by Aretha Franklin, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Patti LaBelle and many others. The Philadelphia hip-hop band's "How I Got Over" is below,  Mahalia Jackson's is below that, and yet another, totally different "How I Got Over," by Bay Area soul legend Darondo is at the bottom.

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