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Soundtrack of a Revolution

The Black Panthers Pandora Mixtape

February 09, 2016 by Craig Phillips in Lists

Black Panthers Mixtape for Pandora and Independent Lens

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution aired on Independent Lens and you can plug in, turn on, and get down 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 see and listen to the mixtape you’ll need a (free) Pandora login.


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Here’s the complete list of all the tracks we’ve chosen for the Pandora mixtape:

Song Title Artist
(For God’s Sake) Give More Power to the People The Chi-Lites
2000 Blacks Got to Be Free Fela Kuti
A Change Is Gonna Come Sam Cooke
Am I Black Enough for You? Billy Paul
Anger Marvin Gaye
Attica Blues Archie Shepp
Ball Of Confusion The Temptations
Be Thankful for What You’ve Got William DeVaughn
Better Off Dead Bill Withers
Black Enough Steel Pulse
Black Is The Last Poets
Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair Lauryn Hill
Black Liberation Struggle Gregory Isaacs
Black Man Stevie Wonder
Black Seeds The Main Ingredient
Can’t Truss It Public Enemy
Choice of Colors The Impressions
Compared to What Roberta Flack
Compared to What (Live) Les McCann & Eddie Harris
Damn Right I Am Somebody, Pt. 1 (Original 7″ Single Mix) Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s
Disposable Society Esther Phillips
Down to Now Last Poets Feat. Chuck D
Every Ghetto, Every City Lauryn Hill
Everyday People Sly & The Family Stone
Everything Is Everything Lauryn Hill
Express Yourself N.W.A.
Fight the Power Public Enemy
Fight the Power (Part 1 & 2) The Isley Brothers
Freddie’s Dead Curtis Mayfield
Free Bobby Now The Lumpen
Freedom Time (Live) Lauryn Hill
Ghetto Child (Demo Version) Curtis Mayfield
Give The People What They Want The O’Jays
Grandma’s Hands Bill Withers
Heaven Help Us All Stevie Wonder
Hell You Talkin Bout Jeezy
Higher Ground Stevie Wonder
Home Is Where the Hatred Is Gil Scott-Heron
I Am Somebody (Part 2) Johnnie Taylor
I Gotta Find Peace of Mind (Live) Lauryn Hill
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free Nina Simone
I’m a African Dead Prez
I’m Black and I’m Proud Brand Nubian
Inner City Blues Marvin Gaye
Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) Grover Washington, Jr.
It’s My Life I’m Fighting For Leon Thomas
It’s Your World Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson
Just My Soul Responding Smokey Robinson
Let My People Go Darondo
Living for the City Stevie Wonder
Love Child The Supremes
Lying On The Truth The Rance Allen Group
Message from a Black Man The Temptations
Message from a Black Man Derrick Harriott
Mississippi Goddam (Live) Nina Simone
My People… Hold On Eddie Kendricks
Oakland Too Short
Oakland Stroke Tower Of Power
Ohio / Machine Gun (Live) The Isley Brothers
Panther The Last Poets
Panther Power 2Pac (Tupac)
Peace Go With You, Brother Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson
Proud To Be Black Run-D.M.C.
Red, Black & Green Roy Ayers Ubiquity
Respect Yourself The Staple Singers
Say It Loud (I’m Black And I’m Proud, Pt. 1) James Brown
Say It Loud (Say It Live) James Brown
Silent Majority (Live At Newport) Eddie Harris
Sounds of Black The Sounds Of Black
Stand! Sly & The Family Stone
Street Lady Donald Byrd
Sugar Ray Miles Davis
Supermarket Blues Eugene McDaniels
The Dreamer (Feat. Talib Kweli & Timan Family Choir) Anderson .Paak
The Ghetto Donny Hathaway
The Liberation (Red, Black & Green) Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson
The Prisoner Herbie Hancock
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Gil Scott-Heron
Theme From Shaft Isaac Hayes
There Is the Bomb Don Cherry
To Be Young, Gifted & Black Nina Simone
To Be Young, Gifted And Black Donny Hathaway
Until We’re Free Elaine Brown
Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Jimi Hendrix
Wake Up Larry Williams
Walk Like a Warrior Dead Prez
We’re a Winner The Impressions
What Color Is Love Terry Callier
What We Need Tribe
When the Revolution Comes The Last Poets
Why Can’t We Live Together Timmy Thomas
Winter in America (Solo Version) Gil Scott-Heron
Woman of the Ghetto Marlena Shaw

Note that Pandora randomizes the order of songs.

Craig Phillips

Craig is the digital content producer for Independent Lens, based in San Francisco. He is a film nerd, cartoonist, classic film poster collector, wannabe screenwriter, and owner of/owned by cats.