Saturday, 13 June 2020

A Playlist For June 2020

It is June 2020 and the atmosphere in many places is febrile. You would think fighting off a deadly virus would unite the world, but no, old antipathies seem to be getting worse. Just stop the hatred, for God's sake.

As always, music speaks louder than anything I can say, or any provocative pictures I may like to post. Let the music make you aware and take you higher. The songs here speak for themselves.

400 Years - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Slave Driver - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Burden Of Shame - UB40
American Skin (41 Shots) - Bruce Springsteen
Blue Murder - The Tom Robinson Band
Up Against The Wall - The Tom Robinson Band
S.U.S. - The Ruts
Two Swords - The Beat
Doesn't Make It Alright - The Specials
Hurricane - Bob Dylan
Living On The Front Line - Eddy Grant
Police On My Back - The Clash
Sonny's Lettah - Linton Kwesi Johnson
Inglan' Is A Bitch - Linton Kwesi Johnson
Equal Rights - Peter Tosh
Chimes Of Freedom - Bruce Springsteen
Message From A Blackman - The Temptations
Ball Of Confusion - The Temptations
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye


You Make Your Own Heaven And Hell Right Here On Earth - The Undisputed Truth
If There's A Hell Below We're All Gonna Go - Curtis Mayfield
(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People - The Chi-Lites
The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll - Bob Dylan
Only A Pawn In Their Game - Bob Dylan
Slavery Days - Burning Spear
Ku Klux Klan - Steel Pulse
Get Up, Stand Up - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Biko - Peter Gabriel
White Riot - The Clash
Johnny Was - Stiff Little Fingers
Strawman - Lou Reed
Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey - Sly & The Family Stone
Respect Yourself - The Staple Singers
Peace In Our Time - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Power In The Darkness - The Tom Robinson Band
Between The Wars - Billy Bragg
The Few - Billy Bragg
War Ina Babylon - Max Romeo
Armagideon Time - The Clash
Pride (In The Name Of Love) - U2
Untold Stories - Buju Banton
Everyday People - Sly & The Family Stone
I'll Take You There - The Staple Singers
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised - Gil Scott-Heron
Redemption Song - Bob Marley & The Wailers
What's So Funny About Peace, Love & Understanding - Elvis Costello & The Attractions


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