Tag Archives: Protest song

SONG OF THE DAY Buffy Sainte-Marie – Little Wheel Spin & Spin

Buffy Sainte-Marie wrote to reveal the “truth… about indigenous realities” through her music…… Beverly Sainte-Marie, better known as Buffy Saint-Marie, wrote and recorded today’s haunting melody in 1966. Issued on her third album, Little Wheel Spin and Spin was the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Roberta Flack – Compared To What

When the great US singer-songwriter, producer, saxophonist and trumpeter, Eugene McDaniels wrote this song, it was at a turning point in his music career. It was the late 1960’s and he had turned his sights to politics which, in turn, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Thomas Meloncon – Ain’t Gonna Wait Too Long

Born in Houston, Texas in 1948, Thomas Meloncon (a.k.a Munto Mwaminifu) was a singer, poet, playwright and university professor.  He only released two 45’s in the early 1970’s, but these strong, bold and powerful protest songs were perfectly apt for … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings -Tear It Down

It’s bold, sassy and downright funky, but Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ Tear It Down is also so much more than just a superb song, for with it comes a strong political message. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings recorded Tear It Down during the Soul … Continue reading

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