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Playlist: American Routes

Compiled By: Steven Rippey

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20-05: Guilty Pleasures: Music We Love More Than We Can Say, 1/29/2020

From American Routes | Part of the American Routes series | 01:58:57

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We take a deep dive into the memory vaults to spin the tunes that we shamelessly love. From guilty pleasures, including a disco dance number, to confessional ballads like James Carr’s “Dark End of the Street” and songs of redemption ala Bobby Hebb’s “Sunny,” we shine a light on our heart’s true delights. Plus, we explore social protest anthems including Mavis Staples’ “Long Walk to D.C.,” Simon & Garfunkel’s “Richard Cory,” and a standout R&B version of Pete Seeger’s “If I Had a Hammer” sung by Shreveport’s Toussaint McCall.