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Marcus Shelby Pays Tribute to Dr. King on April 4

April 4, 1968 is a tragic day in our countrys history. It marks the day that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis TN.

Bassist/composer Marcus Shelby whose family is from Memphis TN pays tribute to Dr. King on April 4 with 4 new videos featuring music from Shelby's widely acclaimed CD "Soul of the Movement: Meditations on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."

This is a very personal project for Shelby who had several family members in the "I Am A Man" march and several who were arrested in the struggles.

The videos include "Memphis: I Am A Man" "Soul of the Movement" "We're a Winner" and "Take My Hand Precious Lord."

As Shelby says: "I've got two daughters and I wanted them to keep the story going. Getting it from my ancestors and passing it on--story telling is an African tradition and African-American tradition. I feel blessed I had the opportunity to do my part.'

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Marcus Shelby
  • Press Release Date: April 2011
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