From William Pepper to Vic: “Thank you for taking the time to put some important history into a ballad. This, of course, is the role of the Balladeer without whom much of history would be lost, especially in our time with the consolidation of control of the mainstream media. I am grateful." Bill Pepper
Truth Jihad Show with Vic Sadot Interview by Kevin Barrett at No Lies Radio Archive
Now Archived at No Lies Radio Celebrate MLK Day 2015 with “The Truth From the Trial”! “An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King”, and other truths that must be told! http://noliesradio.org/archives/94459
Video of An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King(2013) by Vic Sadot on Truth Troubadour Channel. New updated video for this song with a new soundtrack featuring Eric Golub on viola! The song is based on the book of the same title that was written by King family lawyer, William Pepper. The book tells the story of the trial that Pepper won on behalf of the King family in 1999 in a Memphis court where a jury of 6 black and 6 white jurors unanimously found Loyd Jowers and unnamed government conspirators guilty of murdering Martin Luther King. The King family had long determined that James Earl Ray was not the lone gunman in an act of hate, but rather that Ray was a patsy in a conspiracy to decapitate the unifying justice movement that Dr King represented. Loyd Jowers, a former Memphis cop, was the owner of the restaurant across the street from the Lorraine Motel where MLK was gunned down in broad daylight while in support of the struggle of the sanitation workers union for decent wages. Rather than an act of hate, the execution of Martin Luther King was an act of state. The soundtrack was recorded in Berkeley by Sammy Fielding of Robot Envy Studio. The beautiful viola work is by Eric Golub. Singer-songwriter Vic Sadot is on the vocals and acoustic guitar using a gentle finger picking style.
Free mp3 Audio of AN ACT OF STATE: THE EXECUTION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING
The song by Vic Sadot is based on the book of the same title by William Pepper, friend and lawyer for the King family victory in a civil suit in Memphis in 1999, the song highlights items in Pepper's book. Superb viola by Eric Golub! http://soundcloud.com/broadsideballadeer/an-act-of-state-the-execution-of-martin-luther-king-2012