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An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther Ki

Artist: Vic Sadot

Album: Truth Troubadour
Category: Singer/songwriter, Roots, Americana

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Description: The song is based on the book of the same title that was written by King family lawyer, William Pepper. This song is on the new Dec 2016 released "Truth Troubadour" CD by Vic Sadot at CD Baby.

The book "An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King", tells the story of the trial that Pepper won on behalf of the King family in 1999 in a Memphis court where a jury of 6 black and 6 white jurors unanimously found Loyd Jowers and unnamed government conspirators guilty of murdering Martin Luther King. The King family had long determined that James Earl Ray was not the lone-nut gunman in acting on racist hate, but rather that Ray was a patsy in a conspiracy to decapitate the unifying justice movement that Dr King represented. Loyd Jowers, a former Memphis cop, was the owner of the restaurant across the street from the Lorraine Motel where MLK was gunned down in broad daylight while in support of the struggle of the sanitation workers union for decent wages. Rather than a "lone nut" act of hate, the execution of Martin Luther King was a well-planned “act of state” by the oligarchy that hated MLK. The soundtrack was recorded in Berkeley by Sammy Fielding of Robot Envy Studio. The beautiful viola work is by Eric Golub. Singer-songwriter Vic Sadot is on the vocals and acoustic guitar using a gentle finger picking style. From William Pepper to Vic Sadot: “Thanks so much for the effort you and others are making in the common struggle to air the truth about how this Republic, and each one of us, lost Martin. Thank you for taking the time to put some important history into a ballad. This, of course, is the role of the Balladeer without whom much of history would be lost, especially in our time with the consolidation of control of the mainstream media. I am grateful. Bill Pepper”

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Submitted: December 10, 2016 9:08PM

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