Uncle Bardie’s Spotlight Song: When Will We Be Paid

Once a week on Friday, Uncle Bardie celebrates the creativity in others by shining a Spotlight on a movie, a song or a creator. To honor Black History Month, this week’s Spotlight Song is The Staples Singers singing  “When Will We Be Paid”:

In the voices and in the sound of the Staples Singers, there’s gospel, blues, pop and jazz. Their music isn’t loud but it sure can hit hard when you stop and listen.

In their voices, there’s the voice of Dr. King. In their voices, there’s the voice of Medgar Evers. In their voices, there’s the voice of Malcolm X. In their voices, there’s the voice of Billie Holiday. In their voices, there’s the voice of Louis Armstrong. In their voices, there’s the voice of Duke Ellington. In their voices, there’s the voices of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. And in their voices, there’s the voices of Langston Hughes and Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison and Toni Morrison.

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