Listen, Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1967-1974 Image
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  • Summary: A companion album to Pat Thomas's book compiles songs, poems, and speeches by such artists as Amiri Baraka, Elaine Brown, Stokely Carmichael, Eldridge Cleaver, Bob Dylan, Dick Gregory, Roy Harper, Gil Scott-Heron, Marlena Shaw, and The Watts Poets.
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  1. Apr 20, 2012
    90
    There is a bounty of rare material, none of which should ever be inaccessible again.
  2. May 16, 2012
    85
    Every utterance on the album is packed full of meaning. Listeners will surely be left gleaning new insights from this collection after every rotation.
  3. Apr 20, 2012
    80
    Listen, Whitey is as much about how voices resonate--about the power of the right words, about how the most powerful weapon in a revolution may be a microphone or recording equipment--as it is about what they say.
  4. Apr 20, 2012
    80
    There's power in these grooves, but there's a message too, and it spells a better day for everyone.
  5. Apr 20, 2012
    80
    Mostly as enjoyable as it is edifying from start to finish, the program repeatedly underscores that without artistry of expression, associative anger and the demonizing of one's enemy, however righteous, rarely lead to lasting empowerment for a person or a people.
  6. Apr 26, 2012
    80
    It's packed with diverse performances. [Mar 2012, p.104]
  7. 60
    Listen, Whitey! seethes with righteous anger and revolutionary determination.

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