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Re: songs about black leaders

Postby lankou » Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:24 pm

Well, Kenyatta is Joseph Hill's son and seems to be one of Marley's grandchildren, not sure that counts, though! :D
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Re: songs about black leaders

Postby capullo » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:19 pm

Well, Kenyatta is Joseph Hill's son and seems to be one of Marley's grandchildren, not sure that counts, though!


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenyatta
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Re: songs about black leaders

Postby minidub » Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:59 pm

orvill black & papa lionel -- respect your freedom (drum & bass 12")

"you'd better respect the foundation of your freedom, oh yeah
you'd better respect the foundation of your freedom

if a never paul bogle and William g
and di breddah sam sharpe and his sister nanny
we'd be in bondage
no tek a fi you freedom for granted"

good stuff.

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Re: songs about black leaders

Postby Cold Sweat » Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:44 pm

Africans' "Kong Pow" speaks about Paul Bogle, Granny Nanny, George William Gordon and Marcus Garvey.

http://pressurebeat.blogspot.com/2011/0 ... g-pow.html
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Re: songs about black leaders

Postby Roman » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:31 pm

What about Jean-Bédel Bokassa? Are there any good (perhaps not so good) reggae songs about him?
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Re: songs about black leaders

Postby minidub » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:35 pm

for a really nice recent cut, check amandla (featuring toussaint on vocals) with a tune called "dessalines".

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Re: songs about black leaders

Postby Billy_Boom » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:19 am

minidub wrote:orvill black & papa lionel -- respect your freedom (drum & bass 12")

"you'd better respect the foundation of your freedom, oh yeah
you'd better respect the foundation of your freedom

if a never paul bogle and William g
and di breddah sam sharpe and his sister nanny
we'd be in bondage
no tek a fi you freedom for granted"

good stuff.

m.



I love that 12"! A real nice steppers take on the I Can't Hide rhythm, no doubt inspired by Horace Andy — Freedom. Papa Lionel just murthers the DJ part with some dancehall inspired lyrics. You can't go wrong with much I&I Sound material.
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Re: songs about black leaders

Postby lankou » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:46 am

the song i was alluding to before is: Marcus, Norman and Paul by BB Seaton, Lloyd Charmers & Ken Boothe (also credited to The Conscious Minds - BBS's group after The Gaylads).
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Re: songs about black leaders

Postby Zionist » Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:31 pm

Burning Spear - Let's Recall Some Great Men - namechecks Bogle, Mandela, Garvey, etc. One of his better 1990s productions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhZMo35wCbM
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