Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
1:00 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Songs for the Soul

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At Music Inside Out, we can't save your soul. But we can help you sponge it clean.

The excesses of the carnival season are over. So this week, we're playing sacred music with a foothold in Louisiana. Some songs are religious. Some aren't. But they're guaranteed to help get you ready for Easter, or Passover, or whatever day you've got circled on the calendar.

Mahalia Jackson, John Boutté, Branford Marsalis, Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, and Davell Crawford are in the mix. And so is the brass band that wants to know, "Whatcha gonna do for the rest of your life? Whatcha gonna do to make it right?"

We can't tell you what to do. But we strongly suggest that you turn the music up! 

 

 

PLAYLIST: Songs for the Soul (extended)

Here's something new for Music Inside Out, a second playlist, which explores other performances of some of the music we feature on this week's broadcast. It's an interesting way to dig a bit deeper into the music. Try comparing the performances back-to-back.

PLAYLIST: (alt.) for the Soul

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