In addition to artists like John Legend and Wyclef Jean, the Roots have contributed their own take on a Civil Rights-era freedom song for the Soundtrack for a Revolution soundtrack. The Philly band has also put together a video for their version of “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around” that is split between shots of them in the studio and footage from various protests.
To call it poignant would be an understatement, as would saying that we would love to hear an entire album of the Roots recording tracks like this. I mean, just listen to those organs! You can stream the clip below and pre-order the soundtrack on iTunes. [RS]