Protest Songs

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Shelter day 77, June 6th, 2020—installment 27s of live-streamed, all-vinyl DJ sets while we're sheltering during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The global uprising initiated by the killing of George Floyd brought the plight of black Americans into sharp focus. While the BLM movement and power of social media have initiated a powerful awakening, the scars of racism run deep. This mix looks back at civil rights and black power songs from the 60s-70s—music of protest and hope. Enjoy!

Tracklist
  1. The Last Poets - When The Revolution Comes
  2. Eddie Kendricks - My People… Hold On
  3. Mike James Kirkland - Hang On In There
  4. Nuyorican Soul - I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun
  5. Gary Bartz Ntu Troop - Celestial Blues
  6. S.O.U.L. - Message From A Black Man
  7. American Gypsy - Inside Out
  8. The Impressions - Mighty Mighty (Spade And Whitey)
  9. Whatnauts - Why Can’t People Be Colors Too
  10. James Brown - Say It Loud — I’m Black And I’m Proud
  11. The Impressions - Stop The War
  12. Nina Simone - I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
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Represented Years

1967 - 1978

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Personal Rating

5/10

Popularity

2/10


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