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listen whitey

Noted music producer and scholar Pat Thomas spent five years in Oakland researching Listen, Whitey! The Sights And Sounds Of Black Power 1965-1975“. It also chronicles the forgotten history of Motown’s Black Power subsidiary label, Black Forum (1970-1973). The tracklisting (listen to tracks  1, 5 & 12 below) on Listen, Whitey!(named after Huey P. Newton’s 1972 lp on Folkways) does miss God bless America for what(1972) by the once again forgotten Swamp Dogg, though – imho more relevant than Roy Harper‘s I hate the white manwith its rather vague lyrics, however poignant their delivery  … Even so, and especially with the accompanying book on Fantagraphics, this v/a compilation is a great addition to “(Rich Mix Presents) Back To Blackon Lo (2005), the Black & Proudcomps on Trikont (2002 & 2005), the two Stand Up And Be Counted – Soul, Funk And Jazz From A Revolutionary Erav/a volumes on Harmless (1999 & 2000) and What’s The Word? on the revamped Harmless (2011). Extra (viva RotA): Mable Hillery! And Denise Sullivan‘s book Keep on pushing – black power music from blues to hip hop(ISBN 9781556528170, Chicago Review Press / IPG 2011-07)!
http://listen-whitey.tumblr.com/
http://roomonetwofour.com/books.htm
http://lightintheattic.net/releases/685-listen-whitey-the-sounds-of-black-power-1967-1974
http://www.fantagraphics.com/browse-shop/listen-whitey-the-sights-and-sounds-of-black-power-1965-1975-2.html
http://www.wnyc.org/shows/soundcheck/2012/feb/22/motown-records-lost-history/
http://newblackman.blogspot.com/2010/06/rhythm-and-protest-motowns-forgotten.html
http://www.alternet.org/story/154559/listen,_whitey!_talking_with_author_pat_thomas_about_the_black_panthers
http://lightintheattic.net/news/?p=4882
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2012/03/seize-the-time-pat-thomas-black-power-and-listen-whitey.html
http://jamesrtracy.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/listen-whitey-james-tracy-interviews-pat-thomas/
http://revoltoftheapes.com/2012/08/14/pat-thomas-author-of-listen-whitey-the-sights-and-sounds-of-black-power-1965-1975/
http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/79645

Listenwhitey

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mohammed ali 70!

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“Hits And Misses – Muhammad Ali And The Ultimate Sound Of Fistfighting” (Trikont US 0314, 2003) was reviewed in [uzine] 03.17 … Mr. Cassius Marcellus Clay aka Muhammad Ali was one of thé greatest men of the 20th Century. All praise!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Ali
http://trikont.de/musik/hits-and-misses-muhammad-ali-and-the-ultimate-sound-of-fistfighting/
http://trikont.de/shop/black-radical-music/hits-and-misses-muhammad-ali-and-the-ultimate-sound-of-fistfighting/

 

dropped in unconditionally

Yes, the Big Lebowski classic … bùt do note: the original version is by Jerry Lee Lewis, off his Soul My Waylp (1967)! Mickey Newbury didn’t release his own version of his song (a Jimi Hendrix favourite) until his 1968 debut Harlequin Melodies“. The First Edition‘s version (featuring Kenny Rogers) is from the same year. Bettye LaVette‘s wonderful cover version (1969) of Just dropped in (to see what condition my condition was in)can be found on Trikont‘s first Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country(US-0333, 2000) v/a comp … whilst Sharon Jones’ version (with the Dap Kings) dates dates from 2002 or 2004. Carcass frontman Jeff Walker’s cuntry metal version dates from 2006, Supergrass’ Condition is off 1995’s Alright / Timesingle, and die Haut‘s is off 1988’s Headless Body In Topless Barlp and features Nick Cave. Got that?

early rappers

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Frankly, I think those ‘who invented rap’ or ‘which precursors came close’ discussions are a bit pointless – unless you like to spend a few hours chewing the fat among music freaks, of course. To me, James Brown is the godfather – point final – and as for the noble art of jiving to music (aka parlando) … that’s been around as long as jazz (the rhythm in R’n’B) has existed, no? Anyhows, see also http://uzine.posterous.com/dave-bartholomews-saga-of-new-orleans-rhythm for “The monkey” and http://uzine.posterous.com/beginners-guide-to-rhythm-n-blues for “Jack that cat was clean” both of which are also featured on yet another cool Trikont v/a comp Early Rappers – Hipper Than Hop – The Ancestors Of Rap… apparently volume one in a series. Hey and dig those Last Poets lyrics too, you 99%ers y’all!

dead versions – from the grim reaper’s jukebox

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“Dead” versions by Carolyn Sullivan (1966), Cresa Watson (196?), Ede Robin (196?) & the Mark II (196?) were all released on Major Bill’s Charay label. Dana Gillespie’s cover version (1968) was issued on London, and reissued by Rev-Ola (2006).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dana_Gillespie
http://www.cherryred.co.uk/revola-exd.asp?id=2081
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=4743
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=7842
http://www.trikont.com/basics/cgi-tdb/basics.prg?session=5bb042774ccbcdd2_547&a_no=88
http://www.trikont.de/basics/cgi-tdb/basics.prg?session=5bb042774ccbcd26_232&a_no=88
http://garbocathedral.blogspot.com/2007/12/dana-gillespie-dead.html
http://capitolsoulclub.homestead.com/Charaylisting.html
http://www.globaldogproductions.info/c/charay.html
http://www.texassoulrecordings.com/

next stop is vietnam

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You can count on Bear Family to do a thorough job, and so they’ve released a thirteen (13!) disc box set with 334 songs (and a 304 page book) about the Vietnam experience, in soul and other Americana genres: … Next Stop Is Vietnam – The War On Record: 1962-2008 v/a (2010). Earlier on, Kent had released the A Soldier’s Sad Story – Vietnam Through The Eyes Of Black America 1966-1973(2004) and Does Anybody Know I’m Here? Vietnam Through The Eyes Of Black America 1962-1972(2005) v/a compilations, while Rounder had already releasedIn Country – Folk Songs Of Americans In The Vietnam War (1991) … More on the subject via the links below … and for another angle, see Trikont’s Ho! Roady Music From Vietnam 2000v/a comp and this link? (As for the Vietnam war on film, see here.)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_about_the_Vietnam_War
http://faculty.buffalostate.edu/fishlm/folksongs/americansongs.htm
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=3266035
http://www.k-state.edu/english/nelp/vietnam_music.html
http://www.brownielocks.com/sixtieswarsongs.html
http://www.jwsrockgarden.com/jw02vvaw.htm
http://vietnamwarmusicguide.com/
http://www.vietwarsongs.com/
http://www.battlenotes.com/

+ for info on this Withers gem: http://uzine.posterous.com/harlem-77

the original black sabbath

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… and while you wait for that 2010-10 release, there’s three Jiddixes by that funky preservation society named Idelsohn on Soundcloud … and yet another Jimmy Scott gem!
http://www.idelsohnsociety.com/products.html
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Idelsohn-Society/182862531087
http://www.nodepression.com/profiles/blogs/black-music-legends-visit-the
http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/59039/black-sabbath-the-secret-musical-history-of-black-jewish-relations-at-the-c/
http://articles.sfgate.com/2010-09-02/entertainment/23985038_1_jewish-artists-idelsohn-society-black-jewish-relations

+ related releases on Bear Family and on Trikont