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Don Was Detroit All-Star Revue - Best of Concert of Colors

Don Was presents some of his favorite performances and from Detroit’s "Concert of Colors" music festival. Held annually in July, this year concert organizers are working with DPTV to stage this year’s festival virtually, carrying on the legacy of one of Detroit’s signature musical events. DPTV cameras will capture the performances and for presentation over four nights, Oct. 7 – 10, 2020.

AIRED: July 02, 2020 | 0:57:30
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- Hi, I'm Don Was.

Every July for the last 13 years I've been back here

in Detroit to participate in the Detroit All-Star Review

portion of Detroit's diversity festival,

the Concert of Colors.

I first performed there in 2005

as part of Cheb Khaled's band

and became fast friends with the man

who founded the festival, the great social activist

and alternative culture impresario, Ismael Ahmed.

We decided to add a segment to this world music festival

that also celebrated the Indigenous music of Detroit

so every January, Ish, along with my favorite disc jockey

in the world, WDET's Ann Delisi and myself,

we hop on the phone and choose a theme,

come up with a dream list of performers and musicians,

and with a bare minimum of rehearsal, we perform

to a packed audience of pure Detroit music fans every July.

Thankfully, video director Jim McCorfield has recorded

all 12 years of the Review and in doing so has created

a priceless film archive

of turn of the century Detroit music.

Tonight, we've put together a one hour presentation

featuring excerpts of just some of the many highlights

from past Reviews.

Let's start our first segment off with our first show

in 2008, featuring performances by rock and roll legend

Mitch Ryder, Black Merda who in the late '60s

became the first all black rock and roll band

from Detroit or anywhere.

The 1970s punk group The Ramrods, who very nearly

got us all kicked out of Orchestra Hall for dancing

on their grand piano.

Poet, cultural icon and my hero, John Sinclair,

jazz innovator Farouq Z Bey, the mighty Detroit Cobras,

and from our 2009 show, Question Mark, from Question Mark

and the Mysterions, performing his big hit "96 Tears",

Sir Mack Rice with Thornetta Davis

performing the hit he wrote

for Wilson Picket, "Mustang Sally"

and Teegarden and Van Winkle, performing their classic hit,

"God, Love and Rock & Roll."

♪ As I walk this land of broken dreams ♪

♪ I have visions of many things ♪

♪ But happiness is just an illusion ♪

♪ Filled with sadness and confusion ♪

♪ What becomes of the broken-hearted ♪

♪ Who had love that's now departed ♪

♪ I know I've got to find ♪

♪ Some kind of peace of mind ♪

♪ Maybe ♪

♪ The roots of love grow all around ♪

♪ But for me they come tumblin' down ♪

♪ Every day heartache brings a little stronger ♪

♪ I can't stand this pain much longer ♪

♪ I walk in shadows searching for light ♪

♪ Cold and alone, no comfort in sight ♪

♪ Hoping and praying for someone to care ♪

♪ Always moving and goin' nowhere ♪

♪ What becomes of the broken-hearted ♪

♪ Now daddy said, momma didn't no harm ♪

♪ She's just worried, 'cause you her son ♪

♪ I said well I know, that's the truth ♪

♪ But that won't bring back, my Cynthy-Ruth ♪

♪ Hear me crying. ♪

♪ Whoa, whoa ♪

♪ Boo hoo, whoa, whoa ♪

♪ It's a crying shame. ♪

♪ Whoa, whoa ♪

♪ Boo hoo, whoa, whoa ♪

♪ Hey, y'all ♪

(upbeat music)

♪ I was walking down the street just the other day ♪

♪ And when a man came on in his usual way ♪

♪ Said hey woman, won't you leave me alone ♪

♪ I came out here to leave my pipes at home ♪

♪ She started to yell just like a dream ♪

♪ Walking with Leo ♪

♪ Started to scream ♪

♪ Walk on the wire, it's a long time ♪

♪ What's happening now to decide what to say ♪

♪ Walk on the wire and witness some coke ♪

♪ Chill your body right down to your soul ♪

(intense music)

♪ Well can't lose sleep and I didn't grow old ♪

♪ I didn't fire never get a six pack to go ♪

♪ I just bare my soul ♪

♪ Gotta buy the horse 'cause I just don't care ♪

♪ He smile and belts like that ain't true ♪

♪ My head with Neal ♪

♪ Scream, walk on the wire ♪

♪ It's a long time ♪

♪ Wife said the day I choose the sidewalk ♪

♪ I said walk on the wire and I'll finish some punk ♪

♪ Chills your body right down to your soul ♪

♪ The Screamers ♪

♪ Stagger down over yon sidewalks of memory ♪

♪ Giving hand and giggling ♪

♪ Earth angel, how I long for you ♪

♪ Where you been all these years ♪

♪ Johnny Ace with a hole in his head ♪

♪ Where you been, Ivory Joe ♪

♪ Or those stupid white imitations of crew cuts ♪

♪ Join Pat Boone ♪

♪ Stealing their song, shot boom ♪

♪ Two hearts, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Reed ♪

♪ I walked 47 miles of barbed wire ♪

♪ I use a cobra snake for a neck tie ♪

♪ I got a brand new house by the roadside ♪

♪ Made from rattlesnake hide ♪

♪ Oh you really, really, send me baby ♪

♪ You got to go for beer I'll be your man ♪

♪ Who do you love ♪

(intense music)

(tentative music)

(upbeat jazz music)

♪ Born in darkness ♪

♪ Had to fight my way out of the sun ♪

(intense rock music)

♪ Had a lot of battles ♪

♪ Some I've lost and some I've won ♪

♪ Let me tell you, boy ♪

♪ You ain't seen nothing yet ♪

♪ There's nothing in this world ♪

♪ That I can't get ♪

♪ Long as I have you, long as I have you ♪

♪ Long as I have you, long as I have you ♪

♪ Long as I have you ♪

♪ Give me mountains to crumble ♪

♪ And I'll turn them to sand ♪

♪ Let me put this world ♪

♪ In the palm of your hand ♪

♪ Tears of sadness ♪

♪ Had to fight my way out of the blues ♪

♪ Had to learn to stand up ♪

♪ Even when they scared me out of my shoes ♪

♪ Let me tell you, boy ♪

♪ You ain't seen nothing yet ♪

♪ There's nothing in this world ♪

♪ That I can't get ♪

♪ Long as I have you, long as I have you ♪

♪ Long as I have you, long as I have you ♪

♪ Long as I have you ♪

(upbeat music)

♪ Too many teardrops ♪

♪ For one heart to be crying ♪

♪ Too many teardrops ♪

♪ For one heart to carry on ♪

♪ You're way on top now ♪

♪ Since you left me ♪

♪ You're always laughing ♪

♪ Way down at me ♪

♪ But watch out now ♪

♪ I'm gonna get there ♪

♪ We'll be together ♪

♪ For just a little while ♪

♪ And then I'm gonna put you ♪

♪ Way down here ♪

♪ And you'll start crying ♪

♪ 96 tears ♪

♪ Cry ♪

♪ Cry ♪

♪ And when the sun comes up ♪

♪ I'll be on top ♪

♪ You'll be right down there ♪

♪ Looking up ♪

♪ And I might wave ♪

♪ Come up here ♪

♪ But I don't see you waving now ♪

♪ Mustang Sally ♪

♪ Yo, you better slow that mustang down ♪

♪ Well ♪

♪ Mustang Sally now baby ♪

♪ Well ♪

♪ Think you better slow that mustang down ♪

♪ You been running all over the town, Mama now ♪

♪ Whoa, whoa, have to put your flat funky ♪

♪ Feet on the ground ♪

♪ All you want to do is just ride around, Sally ♪

♪ Ride, Sally, ride ♪

♪ I said, all you want to do is just ride around, Sally ♪

♪ Ride, Sally, ride ♪

♪ All you want to do is just ride around, Sally girl ♪

♪ Ride, Sally, ride ♪

♪ Early in the morning, I see you ♪

♪ What happening, who that ♪

♪ Ride, Sally, ride ♪

♪ One of these early mornings baby now ♪

♪ Oh, you gonna be wiping your weeping eyes ♪

♪ Cheer the light ♪

♪ Still the fires ♪

♪ Raise your voice ♪

♪ For God, love and rock'n'roll ♪

♪ We that fear ♪

♪ The way is clear ♪

♪ The day has come ♪

♪ For God, love and rock'n'roll ♪

♪ Sing your song ♪

♪ We all belong ♪

♪ Now's the time ♪

♪ For God, love and rock'n'roll ♪

(upbeat music)

Hi, I'm Don Was.

You're watching a retrospective of highlights

from the Concert of Colors last 12 Detroit All-Star Reviews.

Let's kick off segment two with one of the early R&B stars

to emerge from Detroit's own Fortune Records,

Andre Williams, who reprises his 1957 hit, "Bacon Fat."

Followed by the wonderful Kim Weston,

singing her Motown smash "Take Me In Your Arms."

Then Dennis Coffey playing his hit single "Scorpio."

Berkley Michigan's own Marshall Crenshaw,

Gary Quackenbush from the SRC,

soul legend Melvin Davis and the United Sound,

and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

performing "Dancing in the Streets."

(gentle music)

♪ While I was down in Tennessee ♪

♪ All my friends was glad to see me ♪

♪ Seems somebody down by the railroad track ♪

♪ Seen some cotton pickers with their ♪

♪ Sacks on their backs ♪

♪ They said hey man we're glad to see you're back ♪

♪ We got a new dance they call the Bacon Fat ♪

♪ It goes diddly, diddly, diddly, diddly ♪

♪ Diddly, diddly, diddly, diddly, bum, bum ♪

♪ Energy ♪

♪ Then you go diddly, diddly, diddly, diddly ♪

♪ Diddly, diddly, diddly, diddly, bum, bum ♪

♪ Then you go diddly, diddly, diddly, diddly ♪

♪ Diddly, diddly, diddly, diddly, bum, bum, bum, bum ♪

♪ So then I went down to see my local DJ ♪

♪ Name is Cain, he live down Tennessee way ♪

♪ I said hey man what's this new kinda jump ♪

♪ Where you wind up twice and then you end up with a bump ♪

♪ He said hey Daddy it's a natural fact ♪

♪ You gonna sleep in the south ♪

♪ That thing, the bacon fat ♪

♪ Yeah, I'm losing you, oh ♪

♪ And my happiness ♪

♪ My life is over, I must confess ♪

♪ I'll never, never see your smiling face no more ♪

♪ I'll never, never hear your knock upon my door ♪

♪ Before you leave me, leave me behind ♪

♪ Let me feel happy just one more time ♪

♪ Take me in your arms ♪

♪ Rock me, rock me a little while ♪

♪ Oh, darlin' ♪ ♪ Take me in your arms ♪

♪ Rock me, rock me a little while ♪

(upbeat music)

♪ I said I wouldn't beg, I said I wouldn't plead ♪

♪ But here I am, baby, I'm beggin' you, please ♪

♪ Baby, please, baby, please ♪

♪ Take me in your arms ♪

♪ Rock me, rock me a little while ♪

♪ Oh, darlin' ♪ ♪ Take me in your arms ♪

♪ Rock me, rock me a little while ♪

♪ Take me in your arms ♪

♪ Rock me, rock me a little while ♪

♪ Take me in your arms ♪

♪ Rock me, rock me a little while ♪

- Uh oh, can we bring that down?

Oh, yeah, I wanna get a hand clap, y'all.

Let me hear you.

Oh, that's what I'm talking about.

(intense music)

♪ They're gone now ♪

♪ Not to return ♪

♪ Still we move on ♪

♪ Trying to live and learn ♪

(gentle music)

♪ Raise the shade ♪

♪ Look outside ♪

♪ Leave your dreams back in bed ♪

♪ Find your shoes ♪

♪ Walk outside ♪

♪ Shake the clouds ♪

♪ From your head ♪

♪ Like the morning headline ♪

♪ In the newspaper read ♪

♪ It's your turn ♪

♪ Yeah it's your turn ♪

♪ To live and learn ♪

♪ I'm so glad, I'm so glad ♪

♪ I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad ♪

♪ I'm so glad, I'm so glad ♪

♪ I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad ♪

(intense music)

- All right.

♪ This is my song, yeah, listen ♪

♪ Chains of love won't let me be ♪

♪ Chains of love won't set me free ♪

♪ Try to get up in the mornin' ♪

♪ But I just cant make it ♪

♪ What kind of spell is this ♪

♪ I just cant break it ♪

♪ Got a monkey on my back ♪

♪ And I cant shake it ♪

♪ I called you baby ♪

♪ Tell you I cant make it ♪

♪ See, I got a heartache ♪

♪ Down in my soul ♪

♪ Chains of love wont let me be ♪

♪ Chains of love wont set me free ♪

(dramatic music)

♪ When had your sweet love baby, ♪

♪ I treated you so bad ♪

♪ But you were so sweet, girl, you were so kind ♪

♪ I just couldn't break these chains of mine ♪

(upbeat music)

- Get up and dance to the music.

♪ 'Cause we're calling out around the world ♪

♪ Are you ready for a brand new beat ♪

♪ Summer's here and the time is right ♪

♪ For dancing in the street ♪

♪ They're dancing in Chicago, dancing in the street ♪

♪ Down in New Orleans, dancing in the street ♪

♪ In New York City, dancing in the street ♪

♪ All we need is music, sweet music ♪

♪ There'll be music everywhere ♪

♪ There'll be swinging, swaying, and records playing ♪

♪ We're dancing in the street ♪

♪ Oh, it doesn't matter what you wear ♪

♪ Just as long as you are there ♪

♪ So come on, every guy, grab a girl ♪

♪ Everywhere around the world ♪

♪ They'll be dancing ♪

♪ Only you could do it, all right ♪

♪ It's an invitation across the nation ♪

♪ A chance for folks to meet ♪

How you all feeling?

♪ There'll be laughing, singing, and music swinging ♪

♪ We're dancing in the street ♪

♪ Philadelphia, PA, dancing in the street ♪

If you're having a good time, say "Oh yeah."

♪ Dancing in the street ♪

♪ Can't forget the Motor City, dancing in the street ♪

♪ All we need ♪

- Man it was such a thrill to play that song

with Martha Reeves.

Well in 2012 we focused the Review solely on Detroit jazz

and in fact, released an album of those performances

on a Blue Note Records album called "Detroit Jazz City."

Coming up we're gonna hear from Marion Hayden

who served as that year's music director,

the Dean of Detroit jazz musicians, Marcus Belgrave,

saxophonist James Carter and Amp Fiddler

along with Tribe Records legend Wendell Harrison.

Then from 2013 the Howling Diablos, Ty Stone

and MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer who will "Kick Out The Jams,"

brothers and sisters.

(soulful music)

(gentle music)

(upbeat music)

(audience applauding)

♪ And if I don't, if I don't ♪

♪ Start think about you ♪

♪ I'll be mad, yeah ♪

♪ If I don't, if I don't ♪

♪ Not think about you ♪

♪ I'll be glad, yeah ♪

♪ Hey, baby ♪

♪ You'll be out my mind ♪

♪ Baby we are in love ♪

♪ And if I don't ♪

(intense music)

(upbeat music)

♪ I'm goin' up to the car wash ♪

♪ I got to get my check ♪

♪ Yes I do ♪

♪ I'm goin' up to the car wash ♪

♪ I got to get my check ♪

♪ 'Cause I got me an upset mind ♪

♪ Well, I'm a nervous wreck ♪

♪ I washed a lot of Cadillacs ♪

♪ Washed some Chevys too ♪

♪ Yes I did baby ♪

♪ I washed a lot of Cadillacs ♪

♪ I washed some Chevys too ♪

♪ You know I did, baby ♪

♪ But those Lincoln Continentals ♪

♪ Well, they make me think of you ♪

♪ Oh, what did you think ♪

♪ I would say at this moment ♪

♪ When you stand here before me ♪

♪ With tears in your eye ♪

♪ Did you think I would hurt you ♪

♪ Or say things to curse you ♪

♪ 'Cause you just don't love me no more ♪

♪ Did you think I would hate you ♪

♪ Or raise my hand to you ♪

♪ Come on baby you know me too well ♪

♪ How could I hurt you ♪

♪ When darling I love you ♪

♪ And you know, you know I would never hurt you ♪

♪ And what do you think ♪

♪ I would give at this moment ♪

♪ If you stay I'll subtract 20 years from my life ♪

♪ I'll walk out on my knees ♪

(upbeat music)

♪ Well I feel pretty good ♪

♪ And I guess that I could get crazy now baby ♪

♪ 'Cause we all got in tune ♪

♪ And when the dressing room got hazy ♪

♪ I know how you want it ♪

♪ Hot, quick and tight ♪

♪ The girls can't stand it ♪

♪ When you're doin' it right ♪

♪ Let me up on the stand ♪

♪ And let me kick out the jam ♪

♪ Kick out the jams ♪

♪ I'm starting to sweat ♪

♪ My shirt's all wet ♪

♪ What a feeling ♪

♪ In the sound that abounds ♪

♪ And resounds and rebounds off the ceiling ♪

♪ I know how you want it ♪

♪ You can't do without ♪

♪ When you get that feeling ♪

♪ I just talk about it ♪

♪ Put that mike in my hand ♪

♪ And let me kick out the jam ♪

♪ Kick out the jams ♪

(intense music)

At the suggestion of Detroit music journalist Gary Graff,

we ultimately started providing the theme

to each year's Review.

In 2014 we performed Bob Segers "Live Bullet" album

in its entirety.

And we'll start this set with the Corktown Popes

doing "Travelin' Man."

In 2015, we featured a salute to the Electrifying Mojo

and had a performance from Detroit techno wizard

Juan Atkins, performing his band Cybotron's hit

"Alleys of Your Mind."

Then in 2016 we saluted the top Detroit songs of all time,

with my brothers from Was Not Was, Sweet Pea Atkinson,

Sir Harry Bowens, and Donald Ray Mitchell,

doing our version of "Papa Was a Rolling Stone."

Laith Al Saadi performing

John Lee Hooker's "Boom, Boom, Boom"

and Spyder Turner doing "Seven Nation Army"

along with Mike Ellison performing a song written

by Eminem and the great Luis Resto

who's our keyboard player every year in the Review

and won an Oscar for co-writing "Lose Yourself."

♪ So the memories make me a wealthy soul ♪

♪ I'm a travelin' man ♪

♪ Knowing I can ♪

♪ But sooner or later I'm going ♪

♪ A travelin' man ♪

♪ Catchin' you can ♪

♪ Sooner or later I'm going ♪

♪ Travelin' man ♪

(upbeat music)

♪ Sometimes at night ♪

♪ I see the faces I feel the traces ♪

♪ They've left on my soul ♪

(audience cheering)

♪ And those are the memories ♪

♪ That make me a wealthy soul ♪

- If you were in your car right now,

I would ask you to flash your lights.

If you were at home right now,

I would ask you to turn your porch light on.

If you were in water right now

I would ask you to make some waves.

If you were in bed right now,

I would ask you to dance on your back.

Since you are here with us right now,

what I'd like for you to do is take out your iPhone

and your Android and turn your flashlights on

and wave them when you hear the tones coming

from the mother ship.

(mysterious tones)

You are simply beautiful.

♪ Go fight each other, kids ♪

♪ Don't tell what you see ♪

♪ Lies on two side by side ♪

♪ Glazed eyes feel so high ♪

♪ Anti love is the word ♪

♪ No others ever heard ♪

♪ Alleys of your mind ♪

♪ Paranoia right behind ♪

♪ Alleys of your mind ♪

♪ Out of sync, out of rhyme ♪

♪ Stars ahead warp your mind ♪

♪ Where is your sense of time ♪

♪ There's a beast clouds your dreams ♪

♪ Pop your mind at the seams ♪

♪ Take your fate in your hands ♪

♪ Do what your faith demands ♪

♪ If you do what you're told ♪

♪ Blame it on thought control ♪

♪ It was the third of September ♪

♪ That day I'll always remember, yes I will ♪

♪ 'Cause that was the day that my daddy died ♪

♪ I never had a chance to see him ♪

♪ Never heard nothing but bad things about him ♪

♪ Mama, I'm depending on you to tell me the truth ♪

♪ Mama just hung her head and said, son ♪

♪ Papa was a rolling stone ♪

♪ Wherever he laid his hat was his home ♪

♪ And when he died ♪

♪ All he left us was alone ♪

♪ I'm a telling ♪

♪ Papa was a rolling stone, well, well, well ♪

♪ Wherever he laid his hat was his home ♪

♪ And when he died ♪

♪ All he left us was alone ♪

(intense music)

♪ Hey Mama, is it true what they say ♪

♪ That Papa never worked a day in his life ♪

♪ And Mama, some bad talk going around town ♪

♪ Saying Papa had three outside children ♪

♪ And another wife and that ain't right ♪

♪ I heard some talk about Papa ♪

♪ Doing some store front preaching ♪

♪ Talking about saving souls and all the time leeching ♪

♪ Dealing in debt and stealing in the name of the Lord ♪

♪ Boom boom boom boom ♪

(gentle music)

♪ I'm gonna shoot you right down ♪

♪ Right off your feet ♪

♪ Take you home with me ♪

♪ Put you in my house ♪

♪ Boom boom boom boom ♪

♪ A-haw haw haw haw ♪

♪ Boom boom boom boom ♪

♪ I'm gonna shoot you right down ♪

♪ Right off your feet ♪

♪ Take you home with me ♪

♪ Once you walk that walk ♪

♪ Whoa, yeah ♪

♪ How, how, how, how ♪

♪ Whoa, yeah ♪

(intense music)

♪ Yeah ♪

♪ Don't wanna fight 'em all ♪

♪ No seven nation army's gonna hold me back ♪

♪ They're gonna rip it off ♪

♪ Taking their time right behind my back ♪

♪ And I'm talking to myself all night ♪

♪ Because I can't forget ♪

♪ Back and forth through my mind ♪

♪ Like a cigarette ♪

♪ And the music coming to my voice ♪

♪ Says, "Leave it alone" ♪

(dramatic music)

(audience cheering)

♪ Don't wanna hear about it ♪

♪ Everyone's got a story to tell ♪

♪ Everybody knows about it ♪

♪ From the Queen of England to the hounds of Hell ♪

♪ And I'm bleeding, and I'm bleeding, and I'm bleeding ♪

♪ Right before the Lord ♪

♪ But I kept rhymin' and stepped right in the next cypher ♪

♪ Best believe somebody's payin' the Pied Piper ♪

♪ All the pain inside amplified by the ♪

♪ Fact that I can't get by with my nine to ♪

♪ Five and I can't provide the right type of ♪

♪ Life for my family ♪

♪ Man, 'cause these goddamn food stamps don't buy diapers ♪

♪ And its no movie, there's no Mekhi Phifer ♪

♪ This is my life and these times are so hard ♪

♪ And it's getting even harder ♪

♪ Tryna feed and water my seed, plus ♪

♪ Teeter totter, caught up between bein' a father ♪

♪ And a prima donna ♪

♪ Baby mama drama, screamin' on the tuba ♪

♪ For me to wanna stay in one spot ♪

♪ Another day of monotony's ♪

♪ Gotten me to the point, I'm like a snail I've got ♪

♪ To formulate a plot or end up in jail or shot ♪

♪ Success is my only real option, failure's not ♪

♪ Mom, I love you, but this trailer's got to go ♪

♪ I cannot grow old in Salem's Lot ♪

♪ So here I go, is my shot ♪

♪ Feet, fail me not ♪

♪ This may be the only opportunity that I got ♪

- Get on your feet, Detroit.

Let's go.

♪ Here's you change to blow this opportunity ♪

♪ You better lose yourself, you better lose yourself ♪

♪ You only get one shot ♪

♪ This opportunity ♪

♪ You better lose yourself, you better lose yourself ♪

♪ You better lose yourself, you better lose yourself ♪

♪ You better lose yourself, you better lose yourself ♪

♪ You better lose yourself, you better lose yourself ♪

♪ You better lose yourself, you better lose yourself ♪

♪ You better lose yourself, you better lose yourself ♪

♪ You better lose yourself, you better lose yourself ♪

♪ You better lose yourself, you better lose yourself ♪

♪ You better lose yourself, you better lose yourself ♪

♪ You better lose yourself, you better lose yourself ♪

♪ You better lose yourself, you better lose yourself ♪

♪ You better lose yourself, you better lose yourself ♪

♪ You better lose yourself, you better lose yourself ♪

♪ You better lose yourself, you better lose yourself ♪

♪ You better lose yourself, you better lose yourself ♪

♪ You better lose yourself, you better lose yourself ♪

♪ You better lose yourself, you better lose yourself ♪

♪ You better lose yourself, you better lose yourself ♪

♪ You better lose yourself, you better lose yourself ♪

♪ You better lose yourself, you better lose yourself ♪

♪ I gotta lose myself ♪

♪ You better lose yourself, you better lose yourself ♪

♪ You better lose yourself, you better lose yourself ♪

♪ You better lose yourself, you better lose yourself ♪

♪ You better lose yourself, you better lose yourself ♪

♪ You better lose yourself, you better lose yourself ♪

♪ You better lose yourself, you better lose yourself ♪

- Over the last 13 years we've had many great musicians

perform in the Review, but a few of them are perennials.

Special thanks to guitarist Brian Roscoe White,

Wayne Gerard, and Randy Jacobs.

Drummers Ron Pangborn, Ron Otis,

and the late great Terry Thunder.

Saxophonist, my good friend Dave McMurray

and Johnny Evans, trumpeter Rayse Biggs

and keyboard genius Luis Resto.

And thanks to the hundreds of brilliant musicians

and artists who've joined us over the years.

I'm sorry we couldn't include everybody in this program.

In 2017 we remembered the uprising in 1967,

with a musical rebellion show

that featured The War and Treaty

performing a soul-stirring version

of Sir Mack Rice's song, "Respect Yourself."

Then in 2018 we had a Detroit rock and roll theme.

Mick Collins performed the Dirt Bombs' "Thunder in the Sky."

2019 we celebrated the 60th anniversary

of Motown Records and you'll see Kenny Watson

and Dave McMurray perform a Marvin Gaye classic.

And we'll close out the program with the finale

from our 2017 show, Carolyn Crawford performing

the anthemic "Lift Every Voice and Sing."

Thank you all for watching.

Stay healthy and we hope to see you real soon

at the Concert of Colors.

(singers vocalizing)

♪ Yeah, yeah, that's what you gotta do, yeah ♪

♪ We just gotta respect ourselves ♪

♪ We gotta respect ourselves, oh ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah ♪

♪ I said where you at this way pal ♪

♪ Come on sing it baby ♪

♪ Now if you walking round thinking ♪

♪ That the world owes you something ♪

♪ 'Cause you're him ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah ♪

♪ And you going out backwards ♪

♪ Like you did when you first come here ♪

♪ Keep talking about the President ♪

♪ Won't stop evolution ♪

♪ Evolution ♪

♪ Put your hand over your mouth ♪

♪ When you cough that could help the solution ♪

♪ And now you fuss around women ♪

♪ And you don't even know their name ♪

♪ No, no, no ♪

♪ Hold on ♪

♪ And you dumb enough to think ♪

♪ That'll make you a bigger man ♪

♪ Respect yourself ♪

♪ Ah, respect yourself ♪

♪ Respect yourself ♪

♪ Respect yourself ♪

♪ Now if you don't respect yourself ♪

♪ Ain't nobody gonna give a hoot a hoot ♪

♪ Respect yourself ♪

♪ Thunder in your eyes ♪

♪ Thunder in your brain ♪

♪ Thunder's in the skies ♪

♪ Bright as rain ♪

♪ Closer every day, ♪

♪ Thunder is the beat of the brand new way ♪

♪ Ignite the fire in your mind ♪

♪ Burn a new resplendent life ♪

(intense music)

♪ Can you feel it ♪

♪ Ooh yeah, with the quickness, ♪

♪ Can you feel it ♪

♪ With the quickness ♪

♪ Father, father ♪

♪ We don't need to escalate ♪

♪ For war is not the answer ♪

♪ 'Cause only love can conquer hate ♪

♪ You know we've got to find a way ♪

♪ To bring some understanding ♪

♪ Picket lines and picket signs ♪

♪ Don't punish me with brutality ♪

♪ Talk to me, so you can see ♪

♪ Oh, what's going on ♪

♪ What's going on ♪

♪ What's going on ♪

♪ What's going on ♪

♪ What's going on ♪

♪ What's going on ♪

♪ I wanna know what's going on ♪

♪ Why don't you come out ♪

♪ And save us all ♪

♪ Oh the hope ♪

♪ That the father has brought ♪

♪ We're facing the rising ♪

♪ The rising sun ♪

♪ Till earth and heaven ♪

♪ Till they live as one ♪

♪ Never fight the war ♪

♪ Till victory, till it is won ♪

- Do the chorus one more time.

Come on everybody.

♪ Sing, sing a song ♪

♪ Full of the faith ♪

♪ That the dark past has taught us ♪

♪ Can you find it in your heart to sing ♪

♪ Sing a song ♪

♪ Full of the hope ♪

♪ That the present has brought us ♪

♪ Oh yeah ♪

♪ We're facing the rising ♪

♪ The rising sun ♪

♪ Oh till the heaven ♪

♪ 'Til it is won ♪

♪ Let us fight on 'til victory ♪

♪ Oh 'til it is won ♪

♪ Let us march on ♪

♪ 'Til victory ♪

♪ We can't stop fighting now ♪

♪ We got a long, long way to go ♪

♪ Don't let nobody tell you ♪

♪ You can't fight any more ♪

♪ Your freedom depends on your fight ♪

♪ If you fight to fight for you life ♪

♪ It's your life, it's my life ♪

♪ It's everybody's life ♪

♪ Need you to march on ♪

♪ 'Til victory is won ♪

♪ Oh yeah, yeah ♪

(audience clapping)

(audience cheering)

Play it, everybody.

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