Soundtrack "Theaster Gates" – Jesse Owens‘ Record Collection

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Soundtrack Theaster Gates – Jesse Owens‘ Record Collection
Selection by DJ Jay Scarlett

Esther Phillips - From A Whisper To A Scream
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - Moanin'
Eric Dolphy Quintet feat. Freddie Hubbard - Green Dolphin Street
Steely Dan - Black Cow
Marlena Shaw - Look at Me, Look at You (We're Flying)
Dizzy Gillespie - Unicorn
Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong - Cheek To Cheek
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane - In A Sentimental Mood
Rose Royce - Wishing On A Star
Max Roach - Driva Man
Yusef Lateef - Like It Is
Billie Holiday - The Very Thought Of You
Wes Montgomery - Mellow Mood
Esther Phillips - Your Love Is So Doggone Good
Lalo Schifrin - Bossa antique
Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit 

As part of the exhibition "Theaster Gates. Black Chapel", Theaster Gates exhibits the record collection of athlete and music lover Jesse Owens in the Archive Gallery at Haus der Kunst. Jesse Owens grew up in times of strict racial segregation in the United States. At the Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936, this exceptional athlete won several gold medals under the watchful eye of Adolf Hitler. The record collection includes over 1.800 iconic soul, blues, jazz and funk albums from the 1950s-80s, out of which DJ Jay Scarlett selected a few highlights for our soundtrack. 

Listen to more music from the Jesse Owens‘ Record Collection
During the exhibition's duration, various DJs and music experts will present their selection of records from the collection in listening sessions to make them available to the public. Find all dates on the exhibition page. 

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