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Rachel Bissex: Music

Oh Jackson

(Ruthie Foster)
August 3, 2005
Ruthie Foster’s songs are a remarkable hybrid of blues, gospel, roots and folk music rich with honest spirituality and emotion. Her simply amazing vocal abilities have critics comparing her to Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin. Ruthie is a star on the festival circuit in The States in Canada and Europe, with performance highlights far too numerous to mention. She won Folk Artist of the Year at the 2005 Austin Music awards
www.ruthiefoster.com


John Rivers is an accomplished bass player hailing from Rachel’s hometown of Burlington, VT. He appeared on Rachel’s CD, “In White Light”.


additional websites:
www.flashpointrecording.com
2-3 Oh, Jackson
(DLD, reprised in BTBL)

Oh, Jackson
I hear your voice on the radio
Oh, Jackson
You sound so soft and clear
You sing about injustice
You sound so sincere
Oh, Jackson I wanna do something

I see the boys in the neighborhood with anger in their eyes
I see the blue lights flashing no hope in their eyes
Oh I wanna do something

I see them stand at the clinic they’re holding up their signs
Want to imprison women with their pious lies
Oh I wanna do something

Oh, Jackson
I hear your voice on the radio, you sound so soft and clear
I see the blue lights flashing you sound so sincere
Oh, Jackson
I wanna do something
I see the red on the highway, Oh, I see the blue lights flashing
I see the men with religion
Oh, I wanna do something