Peabody & Sherman/James Baldwin

 

This project is features extracts from the audio portion of a documentary film shot of a discussion led by James Baldwin and Dick Gregory at the West Indian Student Centre in London in 1968.

Baldwin was in the middle of the civil rights movement, he was in the march to Selma, an observer of the SNCC voter drives, and initiated two meetings between prominent black leaders and then Attorney General Robert Kennedy. In 1963 he was on the cover of Time magazine "There is not another writer who expresses with such poignancy and abrasiveness the dark realities of the racial ferment in North and South".

In 1968 Baldwin was 44; this was the year of the Tet offensive, the My Lai massacre, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr, and Robert F. Kennedy, the Civil Rights Act of 1968, the police riot at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, and the year that Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their arms in a black power salute at the Olympics in Mexico City.

His novel "Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone" was also published in 1968, dealing with issues of homosexuality and bisexuality, incarceration as a means of preserving economic and racial inequality, Christianity, white privilege, and institutional racism.

The P&S rhythm tracks are based on live bass and drum sessions recorded at The Wayback Machine in the Summer of 2011. Remixes are by Area and Afrikan Sciences.



Item Number/
SKU: SB12001

Label: Super Bro

Genre: Electronic-Experimental-House

Format: 12EP

Level: In Stock

Release Date: 09.11.2012

Price: $10.99

SamplesPlay
A1.  Theyve Always Known

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A2.  The Richest City in the World

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B1.  Theyve Always Known - Area Remix

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B2.  The Richest City in The World - Afrikan Sciences Remix

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