For July 4th this year, we're putting together a Revolutionary pop playlist - and we're going to be historically correct. The Washington Post's pop music critic Chris Richards and Barnard College history professor (and Thomas Jefferson specialist) Herbert Sloan join us to discuss songs like “The Hamilton Mixtape” from Tony winning lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, a Thomas Jefferson-inspired tune by folk singer Benjy Ferree, and a remembrance of black soldiers from the Art Ensemble of Chicago.
Revolutionary Pop Playlist:
° J. Matthew Gerken, Christian Kiefer, and Jefferson Pitcher - "Washington Dreams of the Hippopotamus"
° They Might Be Giants - "Lincoln, Washington and that Jefferson Guy"
° Fabolous - "Wolves in Sheep Clothing"
° Benjee Ferree - "Private Honeymoon"
° Dierks Bentley - "Home"
° Lin-Manuel Miranda - "The Hamilton Mixtape"
° Art Ensemble of Chicago - "Prayer For Jimbo Kwesi"
° Silver Jews - "Slow Education"
Lin-Manuel Miranda performs "The Hamilton Mixtape"