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Listen, Whitey! (Hardcover)

Pat Thomas

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Hardcover. Noted music producer and scholar Pat Thomas spent five years in Oakland, California, researching Listen, Whitey! While befriending members of the Black Panther Party, Thomas discovered rar.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 198 pages. 1.172. Bookseller Inventory # 9781606995075

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Title: Listen, Whitey! (Hardcover)

Binding: Hardcover

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Edition: 1st.

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In Listen, Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975 author Pat Thomas examines rare recordings of speeches, interviews, and music from the Black Power Party, by noted activists Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver, Elaine Brown, The Lumpen and many others. He also chronicles the forgotten history of Motown Records: from 1970 to 1973, Motown’s Black Power subsidiary label, Black Forum, released politically charged albums by Stokely Carmichael, Amiri Baraka, Langston Hughes, Bill Cosby & Ossie Davis, and many others. Listen, Whitey! also spotlights obscure recordings produced by SNCC, Ron Karenga’s US, the Tribe and other African-American sociopolitical organizations of the late 1960s and early ’70s, Black Consciousness poetry, and inspired religious recordings that infused god and Black Nationalism.

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Pat Thomas has appeared on the BBC & NPR as the author of Listen, Whitey! ― he was a consultant to the PBS documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. He has lectured at USC, Evergreen State and the Universities of Copenhagen, Oslo & East London. He curated the book Invitation To Openness: The Jazz & Soul Photography of Les McCann 1960-1980 and compiled an Allen Ginsberg box set: The Last Word on First Blues. He lives in California.

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