On View
Musical Crossroads Gallery
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
Recorded by
The Last Poets, American, founded 1968
Published by
Douglas, American, 1968 - 1977
Composed by
Bin Hassan, Umar, American, born 1948
Nuriddin, Jalal M., American, born 1944
Oyewole, Abiodun, American, born 1948
Produced by
East Wind Associates, American, active 1970s
Date
1970
Medium
vinyl, ink on paper and cardboard
Dimensions
H x W: 12 3/8 x 12 3/8 in. (31.4 x 31.4 cm)
Description
The Last Poets is the debut spoke word album by The Last Poets, released in 1970. The vinyl record (a) features a black label with white type. The album sleeve (b) features a large photograph of the group standing on a New York City sidewalk set against a blue background. At the top is [THE LAST POETS] in blue type against a yellow background.
The track listing is as follows:
Side A:
"Run, Nigger"
"On the Subway"
"Niggers Are Scared of Revolution"
"Black Thighs"
"Gashman"
"Wake Up, Niggers"
Side B:
"New York, New York"
"Jones Comin' Down"
"Just Because"
"Black Wish"
"When the Revolution Comes"
"Two Little Boys"
"Surprises"
Place made
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Movement
Black Nationalism
Type
record covers
long-playing records
Topic
Actors
Communities
Film
Identity
Resistance
Spoken word (Poetry)
Urban life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Umar Bin Hassan
Object number
2011.80.2ab
Restrictions & Rights
© 1970 Douglas Records
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57c8e59be-463c-4e9e-a334-b1fd50427772
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