Peace, Love Not War
Johnny King and The Fatback Band
7″ Single?, 1971?
Well…I’ve decided that these mp3 posts aren’t going to swing the election so I’m going to Ohio this weekend to volunteer for the hope campaign, watch the election results come in with my parents, and hopefully, make more noise than their house has heard in a long time. Add me to the list of people encouraging you to volunteer this weekend/next week! This will be my first act of volunteering (and I just gave my first $25) so there’s no time like the present to get started if you haven’t already.
I saw two really scary and motivating documentaries on Monday night about stolen votes (Steal Back Your Vote and Uncounted) and let’s just say that Barack is going to need as big a margin of victory as he can get to overcome the vote-tampering that’s going to be going on behind the scenes. According to the movies, 3 million votes were not counted in the 2004 election, almost all in democratic-leaning areas. I encourage you to check those movies out.
This song, “Peace, Love Not War” has been reissued a few times and the online info on the reissues dwarfs any info on the original recording, accordingly, I can’t figure it out exactly what year it came out and whether it was on an album of just came out as a single. Even the discography of Fatback’s own site only has it listed on a compilation that spans 1969-1984.
Songs are available for two weeks.