The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for October 23, 2020

The following is a playlist for the broadcast of the Nightowl Radio Show, a one-hour college radio show on station WHCL-FM.  The show can be streamed tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern at

Tonight’s episode of the Nightowl Radio Show is a very special “Black Lives Matter” episode, in memory and in honor and in remembrance of those whose lives were tragically torn apart by racism, bigotry, hatred and misogyny. 

Time Artist Song Release Song note Label
8:01 PM Billie Holiday Strange Fruit 20th Century Masters: Best of Billie Holiday (The Millennium Collection) In memory of Emmitt Till. Universal Music Enterprises
8:04 PM John Coltrane Alabama A John Coltrane Retrospective: The Impulse Years In memory of the four little girls from the 1964 Birmingham church bombing. Verve Reissues
8:11 PM Sam Cooke A Change Is Gonna Come 30 Greatest Hits: Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964 In memory of Trayvon Martin. ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.
8:16 PM Bruce Springsteen American Skin (41 Shots) High Hopes In memory of Amadou Diallo. Columbia
8:24 PM Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five The Message The Message In memory of Eric Garner. Rhino
8:31 PM Wings Over Jordan Choir Trying to Get Ready Amen In memory of Ahmand Aubrey. King Records
8:36 PM Barack Obama Amazing Grace Including Closing Remarks President Obama Eulogizes Reverend Clementa Pinckney In memory of those who perished in a South Carolina church shooting. Heaven Sent Gaming
8:40 PM Gil Scott-Heron The Revolution Will Not Be Televised The Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman Masters In memory of George Floyd. Ace Records
8:45 PM Mahalia Jackson Take My Hand, Precious Lord   In memory of Breonna Taylor.  
8:50 PM Marvin Gaye What’s Going On (Single Version) What’s Going On In memory of those who died in the Greenwood massacre in Tulsa. UNI/MOTOWN
8:56 PM Paul Robeson Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child Ballad for Americans Epilogue. Vanguard Records