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MP3 Monday! Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

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Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! For this MP3 Monday feature, I scoured the dusty archives for a track that would do justice to the legacy of this historic leader, perhaps some stirring words from the great man himself. And... that didn't work out so much. So I thought, I'll look for some other great black leader, like Malcolm X, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Eldridge Cleaver, Tupac Shakur, surely, I have something?! Well, all I could find was Louis Farrakhan. Singing. And playing the violin. On "Heed the Call Y'all (White Man's Heaven Is a Black Man's Hell)" from the catchily-titled 1980 double album Minister Farrakhan Speaks at "Jack-The-Rapper Family Affair" Conference. This nigh-16 minute soul epic is Farrakhan's "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" - tracing the rise of the brutish white man and his mistreatment of the black man until the black man cries out and prays for the end of time, so he can end his time with the white man. Er, maybe it's more like "We Didn't Start the Fire," with a list of all the bad historical things white people have done. Only, it doesn't rhyme quite as snappily as "We Didn't Start the Fire." Maybe it's more like... uh... how to describe this song? I think it can best be described in the words of another famous Martin: "Damn, Gina!"

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Next Week: That really good Alabama song those stupidface classic rock stations never play.


Great post, glad to have found it, you seem to belittle the importance of this song and the recording that featured it. That's a shame, here's a link to help you further understand it's importance.

Public Enemy sampled this LP on "Terminator X to the Edge of Panic" on the "Nation of Millions" album


Wow. I've been looking for this for years. I'm very glad to have found it as well.

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