Star Time #19: You Better Think


Two hours of soul protest music from the '60s and '70s. Bring a helmet, Nixon.


This episode devoted to protest soul of the '60s and '70s was coincidentally completed about a week before the Trump/Comey/Flynn/whoyagot crisis that mushroomed during the week of May 15. Or, rather, sort of coincidentally, as we don't seem to have had a break to catch our breath from this messed-up news cycle since the beauty pageant producer/street-meat hustler took office in January. But originally, the motives behind this episode were strictly pure and presentational. Well, okay, maybe not for Set 3. But the other sets, definitely.


Lots of great music in this show. I was especially moved by the songs from Delia Gartrell, Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson, Nina Simone and Syl Johnson. There's a couple of standards here as well.


ArtistSongYearLabel
Set 1
Sly & the Family StonePoet1971Epic
The Alexander ReviewA Change Had Better Come1975Vaya
Jimmy SabaterTimes Are Changin'1969Tico
Syl JohnsonConcrete Reservation1970Twilight
Hank Ballard along with The DappsHow You Gonna Get Respect (When You Haven't Cut Your Process Yet)1968King
S.O.U.L.Tell It Like It Is1972Musicor
Esther MarrowThings Ain't Right1972Fantasy
Set 2
The O'JaysWhen the World's at Peace1972Philadelphia Int'l
Black NastyTalking to the People1973Enterprise
KasandraFlag1968Capitol
The Bar-KaysSix O'Clock News Report1971Volt
Delia GartrellSee What You Done Done (Hymn No. 9)1971Demin-Kalo
Curtis MayfieldThe Other Side of Town1970Curtom
Set 3
Stevie WonderYou Haven't Done Nothin'1974Tamla
The TemptationsSmiling Faces Sometimes (Star Time Edit)1971Gordy
Rance Allen GroupLying on the Truth1973Stax
James BrownFunky President (People It's Bad)1974Polydor
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian JacksonH2Ogate Blues1974Strata-East
The Honey DrippersImpeach the President1973Alaga
Set 4/Outro
George SouleGet Involved1973Fame
Nina SimoneMississippi Goddam (Live In New York 1964)1964Philips
ParliamentCome In Out of the Rain1970Invictus
The NotationsSuperpeople1974Gemigo
Rasputin's StashYou Better Think1971Cotillon
Marvin GayeWhat's Going On (A Cappella)1971Tamla

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