The Black Panthers Pandora Mixtape

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The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution will be televised on Independent Lens February 16 at 9 pm [check local listings] but you can plug in, turn on, and get down ahead of time with our curated Pandora Mixtape. The set joins the politically charged soul music of the ’60s and 70’s with post-Panther era R&B and hip-hop that preserved the revolutionary spirit in song. This is active music for the activist spirit: the soundtrack of a revolution.


To listen to the mixtape you’ll need a (free) Pandora login.

Heres the complete list of all the tracks weve chosen for the Pandora mixtape:

Song TitleArtist

  1. (For God’s Sake) Give More Power to the PeopleThe Chi-Lites
  2. 2000 Blacks Got to Be FreeFela Kuti
  3. A Change Is Gonna ComeSam Cooke
  4. Am I Black Enough for You?Billy Paul
  5. AngerMarvin Gaye
  6. Attica BluesArchie Shepp
  7. Ball Of ConfusionThe Temptations
  8. Be Thankful for What You’ve GotWilliam DeVaughn
  9. Better Off DeadBill Withers
  10. Black EnoughSteel Pulse
  11. Black IsThe Last Poets
  12. Black Is the Color of My True Love’s HairLauryn Hill
  13. Black Liberation StruggleGregory Isaacs
  14. Black ManStevie Wonder
  15. Black SeedsThe Main Ingredient
  16. Can’t Truss ItPublic Enemy
  17. Choice of ColorsThe Impressions
  18. Compared to WhatRoberta Flack
  19. Compared to What (Live)Les McCann & Eddie Harris
  20. Damn Right I Am Somebody, Pt. 1 (Original 7″ Single Mix)Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s
  21. Disposable SocietyEsther Phillips
  22. Down to NowLast Poets Feat. Chuck D
  23. Every Ghetto, Every CityLauryn Hill
  24. Everyday PeopleSly & The Family Stone
  25. Everything Is EverythingLauryn Hill
  26. Express YourselfN.W.A.
  27. Fight the PowerPublic Enemy
  28. Fight the Power (Part 1 & 2)The Isley Brothers
  29. Freddie’s DeadCurtis Mayfield
  30. Free Bobby NowThe Lumpen
  31. Freedom Time (Live)Lauryn Hill
  32. Ghetto Child (Demo Version)Curtis Mayfield
  33. Give The People What They WantThe O’Jays
  34. Grandma’s HandsBill Withers
  35. Heaven Help Us AllStevie Wonder
  36. Hell You Talkin BoutJeezy
  37. Higher GroundStevie Wonder
  38. Home Is Where the Hatred IsGil Scott-Heron
  39. I Am Somebody (Part 2)Johnnie Taylor
  40. I Gotta Find Peace of Mind (Live)Lauryn Hill
  41. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be FreeNina Simone
  42. I’m a AfricanDead Prez
  43. I’m Black and I’m ProudBrand Nubian
  44. Inner City BluesMarvin Gaye
  45. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)Grover Washington, Jr.
  46. It’s My Life I’m Fighting ForLeon Thomas
  47. It’s Your WorldGil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson
  48. Just My Soul RespondingSmokey Robinson
  49. Let My People GoDarondo
  50. Living for the CityStevie Wonder
  51. Love ChildThe Supremes
  52. Lying On The TruthThe Rance Allen Group
  53. Message from a Black ManThe Temptations
  54. Message from a Black ManDerrick Harriott
  55. Mississippi Goddam (Live)Nina Simone
  56. My People… Hold OnEddie Kendricks
  57. OaklandToo Short
  58. Oakland StrokeTower Of Power
  59. Ohio / Machine Gun (Live)The Isley Brothers
  60. PantherThe Last Poets
  61. Panther Power2Pac (Tupac)
  62. Peace Go With You, BrotherGil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson
  63. Proud To Be BlackRun-D.M.C.
  64. Red, Black & GreenRoy Ayers Ubiquity
  65. Respect YourselfThe Staple Singers
  66. Say It Loud (I’m Black And I’m Proud, Pt. 1)James Brown
  67. Say It Loud (Say It Live)James Brown
  68. Silent Majority (Live At Newport)Eddie Harris
  69. Sounds of BlackThe Sounds Of Black
  70. Stand!Sly & The Family Stone
  71. Street LadyDonald Byrd
  72. Sugar RayMiles Davis
  73. Supermarket BluesEugene McDaniels
  74. The Dreamer (Feat. Talib Kweli & Timan Family Choir)Anderson .Paak
  75. The GhettoDonny Hathaway
  76. The Liberation (Red, Black & Green)Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson
  77. The PrisonerHerbie Hancock
  78. The Revolution Will Not Be TelevisedGil Scott-Heron
  79. Theme From ShaftIsaac Hayes
  80. There Is the BombDon Cherry
  81. To Be Young, Gifted & BlackNina Simone
  82. To Be Young, Gifted And BlackDonny Hathaway
  83. Until We’re FreeElaine Brown
  84. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)Jimi Hendrix
  85. Wake UpLarry Williams
  86. Walk Like a WarriorDead Prez
  87. We’re a WinnerThe Impressions
  88. What Color Is LoveTerry Callier
  89. What We NeedTribe
  90. When the Revolution ComesThe Last Poets
  91. Why Can’t We Live TogetherTimmy Thomas
  92. Winter in America (Solo Version)Gil Scott-Heron
  93. Woman of the GhettoMarlena Shaw

Note that Pandora randomizes the order of songs.

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