TIME LIFE will release, Jubilee Showcase, 36 raw, live performances from the Emmy® Award winning 1960s TV concert series, Jubilee Showcase, as a streaming-only album for the first time on January 17, 2020 – MLK Holiday Weekend. It will stream globally on over 300 digital service providers such as Apple Music and Spotify. The tracks feature some of the biggest Gospel acts of the era such as The Staple Singers and the group that first brought R&B star Sam Cooke fame, The Soul Stirrers. The songs echo with the hope and the hopelessness many felt at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. There’s The Staple Singers’ bluesy “Why Am I Treated So Bad?” which they recorded after seeing news reels of how black students were spat on and harassed for integrating Little Rock’s Central High School in 1957. Mavis Staples has said that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. always requested that the group sing it when he saw they were on the same church program.
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