This sparkling and imaginatively diverse CD marks a triumphant return for Kim and Reggie
from the harrowing 13-year journey that led to Reggie’s life- saving 2008 liver transplant.
An inspired tour de force, this CD signals a new commitment to life, recording and personal
mission for the inspiring duo. Full of uplifting and deeply resonating songs of emotion,
personal revelation, optimism, global consciousness, and social justice, Resurrection Day
presents eight new Reggie originals bursting with reinvigorated purpose. Produced by
Canadian music legend, Ken Whiteley, the CD contains several amazing covers of songs by
friends and Reggie’s tribute to Woody Guthrie in this 100-anniversary year of his birth.
Kim and Reggie’s vibrant vocal arrangements with the help of some amazing guest artists bring Get On Board to life
while extending the reach to their original work in music of the Underground Railroad. The addition of songs of the
Modern Civil Rights Movement make this CD an accessible and uplifting documentary of music’s historic role in our
country’s past, present and future. Get On Board is a great listen from the inspiring opening cut ‘Done Wit'
Driver's Dribbin' to the captivatingly jazzy version of 'Freedom is a Constant Struggle'. Produced by the Grammy
winning duo of Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, the CD features appearances by Bernice Johnson Reagon,
(the renowned founder of Sweet Honey in the Rock), actor Danny Glover, blues performer Guy Davis, Texas-based
rapper Jonathan "Baby Jay" Gutierrez, (who delivers a spectacular hip rap counter to Reggie’s spoken word treatise
on a power-packed arrangement of ‘Row De Boat"), Matt and Marshall Jones, (former members of the SNCC Freedom Singers,
slide guitarist/solo artist Pat Wictor, and their longtime collaborators, Magpie (Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino).
Rich Warren of WFMT’s ‘The Midnight Special’ says: "This recording is full of energy, lively performances from strong
voices, old favorites and intriguing recent compositions, and thoughtfulness in presentation.
What are you waiting for? Get on board with Kim and Reggie."
Steal Away: Songs of the Underground Railroad, Kim and Reggie's
first release on Appleseed Recordings is a collection of songs that highlights one of the most important
and fascinating chapters of American history. Used in schools, libraries and by parents everywhere, this
groundbreaking release is a re-record of Kim and Reggie's very first recording and has been used around
the world to introduce thousands to the spirituals that inspired and informed escape from slavery.
They are a treasure trove in the American song canon...rendered here with love and care. The great pre-Civil
War American freedom movement, that was the Underground Railroad, unfolds with resonance and passion.
Steadfast proponents of social change through music, Kim and Reggie Harris, return for their third CD
for Appleseed with another diverse assortment of meaningful songs. The balance of the material slants
toward the contemporary, since seven of the tracks were written by Reggie, by himself or in collaboration
with Kim. The topics are relevant in so many ways. "Get On Board" and "Run Mary Run" are traditional
Underground Railroad songs, cheek to cheek with modern civil rights anthems "Eyes on the Prize," Phil Ochs'
"Too Many Martyrs (The Ballad of Medgar Evans)." The long ignored plight of the Negro League ballplayers
by Major League Baseball, is captured on "The Stars that Didn't Shine," and the issue of violence is
dramatically portrayed on "Crack in the Wall". One of the best-known songs on Rock of Ages is "Passive Restraint",
a song written by Reggie and featured on National Public Radio's "Car Talk!" program. Since Appleseed
founder Jim Musselman's work as a consumer advocate with Ralph Nader led to mandatory seatbelt rules,
the song is particularly appropriate. On a more personal level, Reggie's "Four Walls" is a celebration of
love for this longtime love duo. "We All Belong to Love," takes a look the fragility of that blissful
condition; "Home Again", conveys the loss of a friend in death, and "Walkin' in the Wilderness," a
promise of perseverance.. Accompanying Kim and Reggie's lovingly entwined vocals are Reggie's powerful
acoustic guitar is given additional support by guitarist John Platania (Van Morrison), bassist Mark Murphy,
and longtime Harris drummer/percussionist Brian Melick. It is a collection of original songs, songs of
freedom and covers of Phil Ochs, Bob Franke and Chris Farrell.
A studio collaboration between Kim and Reggie and Magpie (Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner) that was born on a joint
tour of Italy doing concerts for folk, blues and gospel. This collection of songs spans a wide range of tastes, topics
and genres. With special guests Pete Seeger, Jay Unger and Molly Mason, Keter Betts, David Buskin, David Roth and others.
Kim and Reggie's only release on Folk Era Records.. a fine Midwest label. Their 1st CD release contains powerful
originals and the title cut is the Phil Ochs classic song about the Watts riots which K and R updated with new lyrics.
Contains their stirring song "Windows of the Heart" and others backed by Gary Burke (Joe Jackson), John Platania
(of Van Morrison fame) and bassist Rob Leon.
A collaboration between Kim and Reggie and their friend Rabbi Jonathan Kligler of Kehillat Lev Shalem,
the Woodstock Jewish Congregation in Woodstock, NY. "Let My People Go!" seamlessly interweaves songs from the Passover Haggadah,
the book chronicling the Jews' exodus from Egypt, with traditional Black Spirituals carrying the ideals of equality and freedom,
and songs from the Civil Rights era by Phil Ochs ("What's That I Hear") and Freedom Singers Marshall and Matt Jones (who perform
their respective compositions "In the Mississippi River," a gospel-blues about the three Civil Rights activists slain in 1964,
and the CD-closing statement of faith and purpose, "I Won't Turn Back"). There is also a moving poem by Palestinian poet
Mahmoud Darwish, "I Have a Million Nightingales, set to music by Jewish cantor Linda Hirschhorn, and a new composition by
Kim and Reggie - "Freedom Road" - that summarizes the unquenchable desire for and journey toward equality and self-determination.
A CD born of a friendship of 20 plus years!!
"Simplicity" is like an open window on the seemingly self-evident but obviously hard-to-achieve concept that global peace
and understanding are the only means for our own survival and that of future generations. A recording that was started on 9/12/2001,
the CD's fourteen tracks mix Kim and Reggie originals with traditional compositions and songs by Sting (We Work the Black Seam),
Phil Ochs (Changes), and Pete Seeger (Rainbow Race), among others, and the theme remains the same: learn and adapt or be chained
to the mistakes of history. Other guest include John Sebastian, Karen Brandow and Charlie King, Magpie, Troy Messenger and
percussionist Brian Melick. The determined spirit of optimism and activism that inspired Simplicity is introduced on the CD's
opening song, the traditional spiritual "This Little Light of Mine. The real power is yours and mine/So let your little light shine,
sing Kim and Reggie, joined by another Appleseed duo, Charlie King and Karen Brandow.
An amazing live concert CD featuring friend Kim and Reggie Harris and Magpie recorded at the Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse.
This stirring, harmonically engaging and funny show was the start of the collaboration between these artists who are now also neighbors.
With plenty of four part inventive harmonies, sparkling arrangements, humor and an audience that sings, this D is one on which you
will find your favorite moments to sing along and replay. Originals, traditional songs and tunes by Phil Ochs, Woody Guthrie,
Jay Mankita and Pete Seeger come to life.
Kim and Reggie lead 3 songs on this remarkable recording of traditional songs of the Modern Civil Rights Movement and some new freedom songs.
This amazing group, assembled by storyteller/singer Bill Harley and recorded by WBGH in Boston, is made up of some of the original voices
of the Civil Rights Movement, (Cordell Reagon, Chuck Neblett, Betty Mae Fikes and others) current contemporary artists and activists and
students from Roger Williams Middle School in Providence, RI. re-energizes powerful songs such as Calypso Freedom, I'm Gonna Sit At The
Welcome Table, Woke Up This Morning With My Mind On Freedom, Keep Your Eyes On The Prize, If You Miss Me From The Back Of The Bus,
We Shall Overcome and the title cut, This Little Light of Mine. 20 songs in all! A great sing-along CD, it’s wonderful for any age and a
superb companion for singing out loud in your car!
"If I Had A Song" is the second volume of Pete’s original or adapted compositions that were recorded,
with rare exception, exclusively for Appleseed by many of his fellow musicians, including Kim and
Reggie who appear here with Magpie. The sixteen selections on If I Had A Song display a wide range of song
topics. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie deliver the
song "Old Devil Time" with the alluring magic of a rhythmic samba.
The rest of the CD is a delightful mix of diverse artists and interpretations that please the heart
and the ear.