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On The Street In Watts

LP (Item 3530) ALA, 1970 — Condition: Used
Gatefold
Temporarily Out Of Stock

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4.70 11

A chilling statement from the west coast scene of the 70s – the first album from The Watts Prophets, the ultra-powerful group who emerged from the LA turmoil of the 60s. Like the Last Poets, the group blends together righteous spoken word passages and some spare rhythms and a touch of jazz – all stepping forth in the kind of message-driven recording that was too powerful for radio at the time, but which had an undeniable influence as it circulated amongst underground circles. The whole thing's summed up perfectly by the cover, which shows a fist held high in rebellion over the flag on the front, and an open hand freeing a black dove on the inside! Titles include "I'll Stop Calling You N*ggers", "Kill", "Black Pussy", and "The Meek Ain't Gonna". (Cover has a cutout hole, split top seam, some wear, and marker on front. Label has some pen.)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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