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New Kent Cd - Stop The War - Vietnam Through The Eyes Of Black America 1965-1974


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Now available - Stop The War - Vietnam Through The Eyes Of Black America 1965-1974

The third and final release from Kent Records of their Vietnam trilogy spotlighting Black America’s involvement in the Vietnam war using music as the prism.

A preview of the release notes by Tony Rounce follows below...

Featured artists include major names such as Marvin Gaye, the Impressions, Dionne Warwick, William Bell, and the Staple Singers alongside lesser known but equally worthy artists including Michael Lizzmore, the Pace Setters, Charles Smith & Jeff Cooper and Artie Golden, all of whom have something important to add to the story. You’ll find recordings reflecting every emotion war can bring about, from initial optimism to creeping frustration and ultimately despair and desolation.

Given the huge amount of young black Americans who were conscripted to a war from which so many would never return, it is not hard to understand the vitriolic attitude of so many of these songs. The vast majority of these tracks have not previously appeared on Kent, and several make their CD debut here. Annotated and illustrated as copiously you would expect a prestige Kent project to be, “Stop The War” is a fitting and forthright finale to a trilogy on which it has been extremely gratifying to work. 

The full release notes along with more images and purchase options can be had via Ace Record website...

https://acerecords.co.uk/stop-the-war-vietnam-through-the-eyes-of-black-america-1965-1974

 

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Tracks

Side 1

01  Promise That You'll Wait - Michael Lizzmore
02  I Say A Little Prayer - Dionne Warwick
03  Lonely Soldier - William Bell
04  Letter To A Buddie - Joe Medwick
05  V.C. Blues - Allen Orange
06  Fighting For My Baby - Donald Jenkins
07  (Mama) My Soldier Boy Is Coming Home - The Shirelles
08  Uncle Sam - Jimmy Hughes
09  Going On Strike - The Emotions
10  Johnny - King Hannibal
11  My Ship Is Coming In (Tomorrow) - The Pace Setters
12  (The Two Wars Of) Old Black Joe - Dr William Truly Jr
13  Hymn No. 5 - The Mighty Hannibal
14  I'll Be Home - Artie Golden
15  Wish You Were Here With Me - The Fawns
16  Men Are Getting Scarce (Album version) - Chairmen Of The Board
17  I Want To Come Home For Christmas - Marvin Gaye
18  Stop The War - The Impressions
19  Leave Him Alone - Stu Gardner
20  Glad To Be Home - Charles Smith & Jeff Cooper
21  The War Is Over (My Brother) - The Sensational Saints
22  John Brown - The Staple Singers
23  Home To Stay - R.B. Greaves

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How could they leave off "Take Good Care" by Tony Mason, the 2 Players' cuts, "Just Remember Me" by The Creations, and Emanuel Lasky's "A Letter From Vietnam", and Mike Williams' "Lonely Soldier"?  I'm glad, at least, they have my favourite Vietnam song by The Pacesetters.

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On 30/05/2021 at 01:50, Robbk said:

How could they leave off "Take Good Care" by Tony Mason, the 2 Players' cuts, "Just Remember Me" by The Creations, and Emanuel Lasky's "A Letter From Vietnam", and Mike Williams' "Lonely Soldier"?  I'm glad, at least, they have my favourite Vietnam song by The Pacesetters.

Hi Robb,

Maybe you have an answer to this?

Discogs have linked Mike Williams to Jimmy Williams who were in a rock/beat group during 1965/6 called 'The Playboys Of Edinburg'. Later, the brothers formed a country outfit called 'The Younger Brothers'. As you can probably work out, these are white musicians. However, as Mike Williams also had a 45 out on 'King' which is a James Brown production, I have my doubts!

Begs the question: if Mike is a white guy... 'Vietnam Through The Eyes Of Black America'.??

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Soul-slider said:

Hi Robb,

Discogs have linked Mike Williams to Jimmy Williams who were in a rock/beat group during 1965/6 called 'The Playboys Of Edinburg'. Later, the brothers formed a country outfit called 'The Younger Brothers'. As you can probably work out, these are white musicians. However, as Mike Williams also had a 45 out on 'King' which is a James Brown production, I have my doubts! 

Basically, what I'm saying is, if Mike Williams is a white guy could this be why he was left off this CD? 'Vietnam Through The Eyes Of Black America'. Just a thought.

 

 

 

is this a wind up ?

Mark aka @Thinksmarthas already said in the post above yours that tracks mentioned (which incude Mike Williams) have already been featured on other kents cd

plus a simple google search leads to this post on here from 2014 inc a photo of Mike Williams...

buck up please!

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Mike said:

 

is this a wind up ?

Mark aka @Thinksmarthas already said in the post above that this release was  a triolgy and (tracks inc Mike Williams have already been featured)

plus a simple google search leads to this post on here from 2014 inc photo of Mike Williams...

buck up

 

 

 

OK, thank you. Apologies.

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6 minutes ago, Soul-slider said:

OK, thank you. Apologies.

how many times is that now, have had to step in with your posts?

low quality posts like yours and others do damage topics like this 

just takes 5 seconds to do a quick search and confirm facts

maybe best if you do a bit more research before you post on here again

not impressed

 

 

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