"Listen Whitey: The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975"

Date: 
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Revolution Books, 146 W. 26th Street

"Listen Whitey: The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975"

While befriending members of the Black Panther Party, Pat Thomas discovered rare recordings of speeches, interviews, and music by activists Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver, Elaine Brown, The Lumpen that form the framework of this definitive retrospective book. Thomas also put together an audio CD and vinyl recording with tracks from John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Nina Simone, Roy Harper and the first ever CD release of Bob Dylan's 1971 'George Jackson' single. It's the CD debut of many rare and essential late '60s/early '70s African-American protest songs and recordings. We'll have copies of book, CD and vinyl. Don't miss this evening.

Tom Semioli from Huffington Post reviewed Listen, Whitey! yesterday, October 30:

" 'It's not the best book of its kind, it's the only book of its kind,' proclaims archivist, music producer, scholar, A & R Director, journalist, and author Pat Thomas. 'There have been plenty of books exploring the sociopolitical meaning of the Black Power Movement and there are obviously tons of music books out there -- but never before has anyone blended the two -- especially with a focus on the actual political recordings of the era.'

"Thomas' riveting Fantagraphics book (and companion CD/MP3 on Light in the Attic Records), aptly titled Listen Whitey: The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975 is a stunning culmination of Thomas' five year journey to compile the definitive aural document of the Black Power Movement..."

To read the whole aticle go here.