Bessie Ann Watkins ‎– The Preachin' Woman

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Not On Label ‎– USR-5134
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A1 Presidents In Profile: Three Viewpoints - White Black Red
B1 Hey, Mr. Charley
B2 Who Do?
B3 Black Woman
B4 Let Me Go
B5 Family Legend
B6 Cracklin', But Factin'
B7 It Takes Time
B8 United We Stand
B9 Is Peace The Way?
B10 No Man

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Private press. Black consciousness poetry accompanied by Fender Rhodes piano (erroneously credited as "Organ Background" on label)

Produced by Morrow's Unlimited, Inc.
4167 Market St., San Diego, California

From the back cover text:

My father calls me "Bessie"
Friends call me "Ann"
The young folks call me "Nante"
Ms. Watkins to "The Man"

SIDE ONE

THE PRESIDENTS IN PROFILE
THREE VIEWPOINTS - WHITE - BLACK - RED

President James Buchanan

White Viewpoint:

While serving his term
The Atlantic Cable was laid
The Union was in a crisis
Southern decisions were made.

Black Viewpoint:

With the Dred Scott decision
Your victory was sung
While your equal white "brother"
The Reverend John Brown, hung!

Red Viewpoint:

Your Union in rebellion
You couldn't retaliate
Yet, out of Indian territory
Minnesota became a state.

SIDE TWO

POEMS

PICK AND CHOOSE
TAKE THE PARTS
YOU CAN USE
____

W-H-O WHO
D-O DO, WHO DO?

Hammer is the grammar, flush the lush
Action time is due.
If I don't rate in my own homeland,
I want to know, WHO DO?

We have worked, fought and died
For the same things as you.
If we don't rate as first class,
I want to know, WHO DO?

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1): USR 5134-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2): USR 5134-2

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