The Ear Has To Travel #15 – The United States with KitKat
4 January 2018
”The people have the power to redeem the work of fools.” (Patti Smith)
The Ear Has To Travel kicks off 2018 on a hopeful note with music by Nina Simone, Patti Smith, Meshell Ndegeocello, Connie Converse, Odetta, and many many more.
Texts from Bob Dylan’s Tarantula (1966) read by Rasmus Holmboe, Manja Ristić, Jacob Eriksen, Michelle Collins, Katharina Hauke, and Ina Čiumakova (in order of appearance)
Jimi Hendrix – Star Spangled Banner (Live at Woodstock)
Nina Simone – Mississippi Goddam
Meshell Ndegeocello - I’m Digging You (Like an Old Soul Record)
Connie Converse – Playboy of the Western World
Daniel Johnston & Jad Fair – Frankenstein vs. The World
The White Stripes – Take, Take, Take
Wilco – All Lives, You Say
Odetta / Bob Dylan – Long Time Gone
Father John Misty – When the God of Love Returns There’ll Be Hell to Pay
Andy Shauf – My Dear Helen
Patti Smith / The Who – My Generation
clppng – The Deep
Nina Simone – Everyone’s Gone to the Moon
Julia Holter – World
Connie Converse / e.e. cummings – Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town
Margaret Glaspy – You’re Smiling But I Don’t Believe You
Aimee Mann – Good for Me
Le Tigre – Dyke March 2001
Nina Simone – Music for Lovers
Patti Smith – People Have the Power
If you like Wilco’s All Lives, You Say, you can purchase it here. All revenues go to charity.
Don’t know Connie Converse? Well, you should and you should also read this article about her.
Read a piece on the mutual influence between Odetta and Bob Dylan here.
Listen to this podcast for more info on the afro-futurist narrative that The Deep relates to.
For more music like Le Tigre’s Dyke March that samples feminist speech, check out this list.