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“little Burgondy Montreal Black Panther” is written in red marker on the front oof this fabulous, and I mean fabulous album. Are you Really Ready for Black Power and are you sure you’re down with that?   Top 30 records of 2012, before I even open the covers for sure. yummy. Powerful soul, funk, jazz, poetry and love. I categorized it under Soundtracks becaus ethis record certianly is a soundtrack to an era. As cheesy as that sounds. I know right? Back to the album ~ every song is a solid bit of love, on this double movement soundtrack. When I naively typed in the album title STAND UP AND BE COUNTED  I was a bit in ah of the youtube censor window that popped up ~asking me if I agree to go in. “There were several other youtbe users that found this video offensive”. Okay, I’m in. Oh…. right. 2 seconds in I realize it’s KKK stuff and I’m even more disapoointed to see dozens or hundreds (I didn’t stay long enough to scroll down) dozens of hate videos of all description. So let’s put our  fortune Canadian heads back in the sandy beach and enjoy the power of the original message of this album. This might be my fav song on it.. hard to tell.. crank up your volume and get your funk on, record blog friends.. you’re welcome.

From the inside of the album which has a glorious write up for how each of the artists contributed their art to the movement: GARY BYRD: The late 1960s and early 1970s were a politically intoxicating and sometimes confusing period and “are you really ready for black power?” is a cautionary message targeted at the hypocrites who are misappropriating the phrase “black power” for their own designs”.

wow check out this video about the war. Another soundtrack to anti-war. 

wiki: Black Power is a political slogan and a name for various associated ideologies. It is used in the movement among people of Black African descent throughout the world, though primarily by African Americans in the United States. The movement was prominent in the late 1960s and early 1970s, emphasizing racial pride and the creation of black political and cultural institutions to nurture and promote black collective interests  and advance black values. “Black Power” expresses a range of political goals, from defense against racial oppression, to the establishment of social institutions and a self-sufficient economy.

From 1968 check this part 1 of an awesome series out: Black Power is a political slogan and a name for various associated ideologies. It is used in the movement among people of Black African descent throughout the world, though primarily by African Americans in the United States. The movement was prominent in the late 1960s and early 1970s, emphasizing racial pride and the creation of black political and cultural institutions to nurture and promote black collective interests and advance black values. “Black Power” expresses a range of political goals, from defense against racial oppression, to the establishment of social institutions and a self-sufficient economy.

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