Thursday, February 02, 2006

The Soul of the Movement: This Is My Country!

The Impressions - This Is My Country

Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions will appear several times during this series, as Mayfield's songs touched more frequently on the issues of civil rights more than any other else's during the period. From "Keep on Pushing" forward, the Impressions and then Mayfield as a solo act asked the most probing questions. "This Is My Country," from 1968, asserts the sacrifices blacks made to build the United States and then poses the still-relevant question: "I know you will give consideration / Shall we perish unjust, or live equal as a nation?"

2 comments:

Josh said...

Thanks for the great music, but there seems to be a problem with this link.

Josh

The Stepfather of Soul said...

The link has been renewed, so it should work now!