Sunday Jam

Sunday Jam 5

Turning Point

Why was 1968 a turning point in America as well as the Vietnam War* ?

1968 was a turning point in America due to the turmoil in the nation during that year. James Earl Ray shot civil rights leader Martin Luther King. 1968 also saw the assassination of Robert Kennedy, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination that year. In 1968, antiwar protesters violently attacked the Democratic convention in Chicago. The protests and police response was televised, giving the party bad publicity and helping guarantee a Nixon victory in 1968. Nixon won the presidency due to his promise to leave Vietnam with our "national honor" intact. *

1-War & Eric Burdon-Spirit (1970, ARG records)
2-Monomono-Ema kowa iasa ile wa (1975s, Soundway Records)
3-Randy Weston-African Cookbook (LP Version)
4-Lorez Alexandria - Baltimore oriole 1963
5-Horace Silver - Bonita 1965
6-Herbie Hancock, Thad Jones, Ron Carter, Jonathan Klein...- Matovu - Bor’chu 1968
7-Cannonball Adderley - Know What I Mean ? [(Take 12)] - 1961
8-Charles Mingus - Moanin’ 1959
9-Nawal-Salama (Live at Ashkenaz)
10-The Sahara All Stars of Jos-Feso jaye (1975s, Soundway Records)
11-The Crusaders-Mystique blues (1972, MCA)
12-Chico Hamilton-Abdullah & Abraham (1972, Blue Note)
13-Phil Ranelin-Sound From The Village (Extended) (1976, Time is now)
14-Sarah Webster Fabio - Sweet
15-Quintet Plus-El pasito de nano
16-Cannonball Adderley-The Chocolate Nuisance (Live At the Trubadour)
17-Herbie Hancock-Fat Albert Rotunda (1969)
18-Lonnie Smith-Turning Point (1969, Blue Note)
19-Mulatu Astatqé -Mascaram setaba

* : "Why was 1968 a turning point in America as well as the Vietnam War ? " eNotes, 3 June 2016, Accessed 16 Jan. 2018.