• The Ballad of Birmingham
    Written by Jerry Moore, Dudley Randall
    © Melody Trails
    Performed by the Tennessee State University Students (2006)
    Music and Arrangement by Bransen Edwards
    Piano by Steve Conn
    Vocals by Santayana Harris & Kameka Word
    Courtesy of Dr. Robert R. Bradley
  • Damn Right I've Got The Blues
    Lyrics and Music Written by Buddy Guy
    Mic Shau Music Company / BMG Bumblebee
    Courtesy of BMG Rights Management (France)
    Performed by Buddy Guy
    (p) 1991. All rights reserved by Silvertone Records Ltd.
  • The Jailhouse Blues
    Lyrics and Music Written by Lightnin Hopkins (as Sam Hopkins)
    Tradition Music Co.
    Courtesy of BMG Rights Management (France)
    Performed by Sam Collins (1927)
    Courtesy of Yazoo Records/Shanachie Entertainment, Inc.
  • Just a Dream (On My Mind)
    Written by Big Bill Broonzy (as W. Broonzy)
    © Universal Music Corp.
    Performed by Big Bill Broonzy
    Originally Released 1939.
    All rights reserved by Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
  • Big Road Blues
    Written by Tommy Johnson
    © Peer International Corporation
    Courtesy of Société d'Editions Musicales Internationales (S.E.M.I.), Paris
    Performed by Tommy Johnson
    Originally Recorded at The Memphis Auditorium, Memphis, TN, USA, 1928.
    1991 Remastered
    Produced by Billy Altman
    Digital Producer John Snyder At BMG Recording Studios
    Digital Engineer Jay Newland At BMG Recording Studios/ Joe Lopes At BMG Recording Studios
    Transferred to digital tape from metal parts by Be Bernardo Cosachev At BMG Recording Studios
    All rights reserved by BMG Music
  • Baby, Please Don't Go
    Written by Big Joe Williams (as J. Williams)
    © Universal Music Corp.
    Performed by Lightnin Hopkins (1949)
    Gold Star, SugarHill
  • Route 66
    Performed by Nat 'King' Cole (1946)
    Capitol Studio, Universal Music
    Written by Bobby Troup
    Published by Troup London Music
    Under license from Music Asset Management, Inc.
    (c) Bobby Troup, Edwin H. Morris & Co Inc.
    Administrated by Warner/Chappell Music Belgium N.V.
  • Black, Brown and White
    Written by Big Bill Broonzy (as Big Bill (Williams) Broonzy)
    Performed by Big Bill Broonzy (1946)
    From the recording "Trouble in Mind", SFW40131
    Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. (p) 2000.
  • Stormy Weather
    Written by Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
    Published by EMI Mills Music Inc.
    Courtesy of Sony ATV Music Publishing
    Performed by Lena Horne and Recorded March 30, 1956.
    (p) 2002, all rights reserved by BMG Music
  • People Get Up And Drive Your Funky Soul
    Performed by James Brown
    Written by James Brown, St. Clair Pickney, Fred Wesley
    Published by Donna Dijon Music Publications/Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
    All rights reserved by MGM Records
  • Take My Hand, Precious Lord
    Written by Thomas A. Dorsey
    © Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
    Administrated by Warner/Chappell Music Belgium N.V.
    Performed by Blind Connie Williams (1961)
    Courtesy of Filmimages
  • The Blacker The Berry
    Performed by Kendrick Lamar
    Written by Agent Sasco, Kendrick Lamar, Zale Epstein, Eskeerdo (as Alexander Izquierdo), Brent Kolatalo, Stephen Kozmeniuk, Keith Lewis, Boi-1da (as Matthew Samuels)
    Published by WB Music Corp, OBO Itself , Hard Working Folks Inc ., Top Dawg Music (Lamar)
    Administrated by Warner/Chappell Music Belgium N.V. 1damentional Publishing LLC/Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
    1daniable Publishing, 24 Diamond Music, c/o Tenyor Music. Kenobi Songs Publishing / Whiskey Valentine Publishing / BMG Platinum Songs
    Courtesy of BMG Rights Management (France)
    Z Jewgurnaut Music
    (p) 2015 Aftermath/Interscope (Top Dawg Entertainment)
    Courtesy of Universal Music Vision