Th Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary film The Vietnam War recently premiered on PBS. The week’s edition of Saturday Stream presents the Echoes Of Vietnam official Spotify Playlist created in conjunction with the historical series.
Over 40 songs, many pulled from The Vietnam War soundtrack, are featured within the playlist. As reported, Leon Bridges, Gary Clark Jr. and Jon Batiste were recruited to cover Neil Young’s protest anthem “Ohio.” Additionally, The Lumineers and Andrew Bird were paired together for a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues.”
Alongside the newly recorded covers are classics from the Vietnam War era by the likes of Dylan, CSNY, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Buffalo Springfield, Nina Simone, Pete Seeger, The Staples Singers and others. Icons of the late-1960s and early-1970s such as Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Janis Joplin, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Cream, Joni Mitchell, Santana, Booker T. & The M.G.’s and several more are also represented.
Included within the playlist are three original videos, including a trailer for the collection and live sessions featuring Bridges, Clark and Batiste and The Lumineers with Bird. Watch and stream the Echoes Of Vietnam playlist below: