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Format: CD
Sku: 227812492
UPC: 826853008129
UPC 14: 00826853008129
Release Date: 2/28/2012
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Invitation To Black Power, Pts. 1 & 2 - Shahid Quintet ~ Various Artists
2. Free Huey - Stokely Carmichael ~ Various Artists
3. Silent Majority [Live at Newport] - Eddie Harris/Gene McDaniels ~ Various Artists
4. Until We're Free - Elaine Brown ~ Various Artists
5. George Jackson [Acoustic Version] - Bob Dylan ~ Various Artists
6. Dem Niggers Ain't Playing - Watts Prophets ~ Various Artists
7. Woman of the Ghetto [Live at Montreux] - Marlena Shaw ~ Various Artists
8. Black Power - Dick Gregory ~ Various Artists
9. I Ain't Black - Kain ~ Various Artists
10. I Hate the White Man - Roy Harper ~ Various Artists
11. Winter in America [Solo Version] - Gil Scott-Heron ~ Various Artists
12. Tim Leary - Eldridge Cleaver (previously unreleased) ~ Various Artists
13. Angela - John Lennon/Yoko Ono ~ Various Artists
14. Free Bobby Now - The Lumpen ~ Various Artists
15. Die Nigga!!! - The Original Last Poets/The Last Poets ~ Various Artists
16. Who Will Survive America - Amiri Baraka ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Remasterer: John Baldwin .
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Pat Thomas .
Muze PNote Listen, Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1967-1974 takes its title from the B-side of a 1972 Folkways release -- a half-hour documentation of reactions to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Anyone offended or amused by the title should consider what might prompt the exclamation. The disc was released around the same time as an accompanying 200-page book that is rich with photos, record-sleeve scans, and text. Much of the music covered in the book, such as Detroit's Tribe organization, Eddie Kendricks' People...Hold On, and Kuumba Toudie-Heath's Kawaida, does not appear on the disc, but there is a bounty of rare material, none of which should ever be inaccessible again. Three selections come from Motown subsidiary Black Forum, including Stokely Carmichael's "Free Huey" -- an excerpt from a 1968 speech that covers the genocide of Native Americans, defense of activist H. Rap Brown, and "patience with our people" as a means of empowerment -- and the phenomenal song "Until We're Free," recorded by Elaine Brown a year prior to her becoming the leader of the Black Panther Party. Many other prominent figures, including the in-exile Eldridge Cleaver and the pointedly humorous Dick Gregory, along with pioneering firebrand groups the Last Poets and Watts Prophets, are present with other highlights. Tributes to George Jackson and Angela Davis, from Bob Dylan and John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band, as well as the un-ironic "I Hate the White Man" -- from English folk musician Roy Harper -- represent the contributions from non-black sources. This disc, containing a thick booklet full of images and illuminating text (provided by author and compiler Pat Thomas), is a crucial piece of U.S. history that is deeply resonant in the present. The same thing can be said of the book. ~ Andy Kellman

Producer: Matt Sullivan; Pat Thomas

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/27/2012
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2012
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : LITA 081
Music Label Name Label : Light in the Attic Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00826853008129

Professional Reviews

Billboard (p.102)
- "[The second half] examines militant preachers and the importance of black radio, especially highlighting the groundbreaking work of Gary Byrd..."

Uncut (magazine)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's packed with diverse performances by the likes of The Original Last Poets, Marlena Shaw -- her awe-inspiring Montreux recording of 'Woman Of The Ghetto' -- and activist Elaine Brown."

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