This Memorial Day weekend, NPR is turning over our R&B and soul channel to protest music. These songs are timely and relevant and useful. We live and work in hope that one day our need for them will not be so acute. “I’ll Take You There” is curated and hosted by Jason King of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University.
The O’Jays in an undated photo. The Canton, Ohio, group also associated with Philadelphia is well represented in this stream: from “Love Train” to “When the World’s at Peace” to “Back Stabbers.” Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images, NPR