Roots & Branches 08: Freedom Suite

Don Paul is celebrating the life & times of New Orleans ciivil rights leader Lolis Edward Elie with music by Clifford Brown and Max Roach, the Thelonious Monk Quartet, The Neville Brothers, Paul Robeson, Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus, Nina Simone, Max Roach & Abbey Lincoln, the Golden Gospel Singers, Mardi Gras Indians, and Mahalia Jackson, plus comments by Lolis Edward Elie, his son Lolis Eric Elie, Eric Ferrulliet, Judge Calvin Johnson, and Mahalia Jackson.

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Don Paul, Spiritual: New Orleans, April 12, 2018 [18405]


Clifford Brown and Max Roach: Joy Spring

Thelonious Monk Quartet: Ruby My Dear

Lolis Eric Elie Comments

Lolis Edward Elie Comments

The Neville Brothers: Sister Rosa

Lolis Eric Elie Comments

Paul Robeson: Going Home

Sonny Rollins: Freedom Suite (Fifth Movement)

Charles Mingus: Open Letter to Duke

Lolis Edward Elie Comments

Ruby Bridges Comments

Nina Simone: Little Liza Jane

Lolis Eric Elie & Lolis Edward Elie Conversation

Max Roach & Abbey Lincoln: Driva Man

Golden Gospel Singers: Oh Freedom

Eric Ferrulliet Comments

Mardi Gras Indians: Indian Red

Judge Calvin Johnson Comments

Mahalia Jackson: I’ve Been ‘Buked And I’ve Been Scorned



Hosted by Don Paul for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Don Paul at Sticking Up For Kids in New Orleans

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt


© 2018 Don Paul. Used with permission.