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Protest Songs aren't ideally suited to to the northern soul genre, which could at times be simplified down to "she loves me/she loves me not"

But are there any good 60s stomper protest songs? Please no mention of James Coit :thumbup:

Appreciate there are loads of 70s with maybe Al Wilson - Be Concerned right near the top for me.

Al doing some sterling work making up for past misdemeanours?

Whats your favourite.....stand up & be counted......vote with your fingers now!

ps Currently listening to Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair. Not really a protest song, but what a tune!

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Protest Songs aren't ideally suited to to the northern soul genre, which could at times be simplified down to "she loves me/she loves me not"

But are there any good 60s stomper protest songs? Please no mention of James Coit :thumbup:

Appreciate there are loads of 70s with maybe Al Wilson - Be Concerned right near the top for me.

Al doing some sterling work making up for past misdemeanours?

Whats your favourite.....stand up & be counted......vote with your fingers now!

ps Currently listening to Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair. Not really a protest song, but what a tune!

james carr "freedom train" got to be right up there,sam cooke "a change gonna come" and from the early seventies judy freeman & blackrock "hold on"
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Guest Brian Ellis

Richard Caiton - Where is the love. Song encouraging peace (at the time of the cold war) between nations. Super record.

Brian :thumbup:

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Guest mcleanmuir

Larry Saunders - Where Did Peace Go?.....Vietnam war.

Curtis Mayfield - We Got To Have Peace.

The Players - Bring Him Back....Vietnam war.

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Guest andyrattigan

Esther Marrow- Things aint right.

Not a Northern track but a 6ts female funk vocal and what a track.

On the more Soulful side:

Patrice Holloway- Stay with your own Kind

William Bell- The Man in the Street

Marvin Gaye- Where are we Going

Gospel Classics- More Love that's what we need

Johnny King and Fatback Band- Peace Love not War

The Impressions- People get Ready, This is my Country

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...Not all Northern, but I put together a whole CDs worth of this kind of stuff for Kent about 18 months ago...

..."Change Is Gonna Come" is still available from your friendly neighbourhood CD retailer! :thumbup:

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Protest Songs aren't ideally suited to to the northern soul genre, which could at times be simplified down to "she loves me/she loves me not"

But are there any good 60s stomper protest songs? Please no mention of James Coit :thumbup:

Appreciate there are loads of 70s with maybe Al Wilson - Be Concerned right near the top for me.

Al doing some sterling work making up for past misdemeanours?

Whats your favourite.....stand up & be counted......vote with your fingers now!

ps Currently listening to Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair. Not really a protest song, but what a tune!

The Chi - Lites - " For God's Sake , Give More Power To The People "

The Staples Singers - " When Will We Be Paid For The Work We've Done "

Don Julian " - Message From A Black Man "

Roebuck " Pops " Staples - " Black Boy "

Sam Dees - " Why Must I Live In Chains "

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Protest Songs aren't ideally suited to to the northern soul genre, which could at times be simplified down to "she loves me/she loves me not"

But are there any good 60s stomper protest songs? Please no mention of James Coit :thumbup:

Appreciate there are loads of 70s with maybe Al Wilson - Be Concerned right near the top for me.

Al doing some sterling work making up for past misdemeanours?

Whats your favourite.....stand up & be counted......vote with your fingers now!

CANT FIGHT THE POWER -

WILLIE HUTCH

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Guest Andy Kempster

...Not all Northern, but I put together a whole CDs worth of this kind of stuff for Kent about 18 months ago...

..."Change Is Gonna Come" is still available from your friendly neighbourhood CD retailer! :thumbup:

ALSO A GOOD ONE TO CHECKOUT IS...

Power to the Motown People! - Civil Rights Anthems and Political Soul (1968-1975)

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not 6ts or uptempo but

gill scott heron - did you hear what they said

also

richie havens - hansome johhnny

brilliant........

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not 6ts or uptempo but

gill scott heron - did you hear what they said

brilliant........

Now ya talkin :rolleyes:

GSH brings back some great memories from seeing him in Sheffield at the Leadmill many years ago.

Home Is Where The Hatred Is, Johannesburg, The Bottle etc.

As soon as the uploading is back on Refosoul gonna start a Protest thread. Can't wait!

Come on Mike, pull't finger out.

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Now ya talkin :rolleyes:

GSH brings back some great memories from seeing him in Sheffield at the Leadmill many years ago.

Home Is Where The Hatred Is, Johannesburg, The Bottle etc.

As soon as the uploading is back on Refosoul gonna start a Protest thread. Can't wait!

Come on Mike, pull't finger out.

not 100mph

Marvin Gaye whats going on? for then and now.

Bobby Hebbs letter to his bro in nam...... Sunny, his bro was killed in nam the day kennedy

was assasinated,

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war,and stop the war now!,edwin starr,

the words to,forget me not,martha/vandellas,

ball of confusion,the temps,

there must be a bucket load of these type of tunes on motown :ohmy::D

Yes, and I remember reading somewhere that some of Motown's love songs could actually be interpreted on a wider social level - eg "It Takes Two" could be interpreted as an advocacy of the greater power of collective action over individual action :D

And surprised noone's mentioned Joe Tex's current biggie "I Wanna Be Free"

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Hi

I have always been interested in political soul sides.

Last year, I made a few mixes based on this theme:

 

Please drop by and take a listen - they include some already mentioned plus many others

 

Cheers

 

Colin

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