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Listen to a playlist based on the 15 Freedom Riders chart, part of the Freedom Principles essays in The Wire 370 – a survey looking at ideas of liberation in music and sound

Max Roach
We Insist! Freedom Now Suite
(Candid)

Percy Grainger
Free Music No 1
(YouTube)

Funkadelic
Free Your Mind… And Your Ass Will Follow
(Westbound)

Hüsker Dü
In A Free Land
(New Alliance)

Hugh Mundell
Africa Must Be Free By 1983
(Message)

Charlie Haden
Liberation Music Orchestra
(Impulse!)

Pharaoh Sanders
You’ve Got To Have Freedom
(Theresa)

The Mothers Of Invention
Absolutely Free
(Verve)

Crass
The Sound Of Free Speech
(Small Wonder)

Ted Nugent
Free For All
(Epic)

Chic
At Last I Am Free
(Atlantic)

Doo-Dooettes with Keiji Haino & Rick Potts
Free Rock
(PSF)

Joe Harriott Quintet
Free Form
(Jazz Land)

Free Improvisation
Various
(Deutsche Grammophon)

Gil Scott-Heron
Free Will
(Flying Dutchman)

Compiled by The Trawler