For this week’s Free Basin’ Fridays, we’re celebrating the release of Listen, Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1967-1974, Pat Thomas’ definitive book and “soundtrack” of the Black Power movement and era. Listen, Whitey! is a cross-cultural overview that sees Bob Dylan’s out of print 1971 single “George Jackson” reissued for the first time along with several selections from Motown’s long forgotten ‘Black Forum’ label – Motown’s early 70’s Black Power militant imprint that has never been documented until now with provocative recordings from SNCC spokesman Stokely Carmichael, outspoken African-American poet Amiri Baraka, Black Panther Party singer/songwriter Elaine Brown and so much more.
So this week we’re giving away a package that includes either the CD and Book OR the 2xLP and Book. The choice is yours. For a look at these gorgeous packages, check out the What’s Inside? videos here and then send us some love in a comment below (include your name and email address) for your chance to win! Winner will be announced next Friday, March 9th at 12PM.
Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975 (Published by Fantagraphics – OUT NOW!)
Listen, Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1967-1974 (LITA 081 – CD | 2xLP | Digital – OUT NOW!)