Black Power jazz-poetry classic including The Meeting, the Panther anthem. New artist-notes ask what’s changed. ‘A new generation of freedom fighters must rise up from this pyre.’ Arrangements by Horace Tapscott.
‘The epitome of my experimenting with the integration of music and poetry in a Black idiom taken from the rich source of inspiration welling from the Black experience here in America.’
1975 debut for Arista, which coughed for the Midnight Band and slicker production. Winter In America, Ain’t No Such Thing As Superman, and Pardon Our Analysis, a spoken-word slagging Nixon. 180g vinyl.
If you can take the popping bass and jazz-funk slick, there are some killers here: a new Your Daddy Loves You, The Klan, Waiting For The Axe To Fall, (You Can’t Depend On) The Train From Washington…
‘Dr. Martin Luther King had a dream. And Stevie Wonder had a dream. This is a book about dreams.’ Gripping memoir, steeped in Gil’s inimitable voice and consciousness. Hardback, discounted and post-free.
Hip thriller about the murder of a teenage boy called John Lee, in the words of four men who knew him when he was just another kid working after school, hanging out, waiting for something to happen.
His second novel, set in the 1960s, on the campus of Sutton University in Virginia, scornfully dissecting the ways we’re conditioned to think along narrow, compliant lines.
The Poems — ‘some of the funniest and most literate lyrics in all music… deadpan attacks on racism to withering sarcasm about the Great Society; Chomskian rants to parodies of media shallowness’ (Time Out).