Friday, May 15, 2009

Impossible Tasks: OSF Greatest of All Time

Coming up with an all-time top ten greatest hit list may be less formidable, but to limit the selection to one song is not possible. What criteria would one use?

I picked two selections which epitomized the greatest movement in history - the Civil Rights/Black Power movement. These songs and the movement were significant in changing our collective mindset, provided a positive sense of self, and improved black images. This collective psyche has since been transcended by middle-class privilege and a culture of violence and misogyny.

The Impressions:



James Brown:

8 comments:

pjazzypar said...

Rev, you cheating! You suppose to only choose one! Pick two absolute winners (no pun intended) with Curtis and James. Happy OSF!

Kymberly said...

We're on a similar wavelength today! Great choices. I did not know until after his demise that JB was so outspoken. I think I was born just a couple of years too late.

Hagar's Daughter said...

What a showman! JB was in a class all by himself.

That Impressions cut was my theme song for many, many years.

BTW, Pastor you know you're preaching, "This collective psyche has since been transcended by middle-class privilege and a culture of violence and misogyny."

PPR_Scribe said...

Very nice spin on the theme. I agree about your last line--sounds like you need to do a whole post breaking that down.

Happy OSF!

Hey Shae! said...

Excellent choices Rev. I wish I'd of thought of Curtis. He's no joke. Happy OSF.

Villager said...

Happy OSF! James Brown by a mile...

I invite your blog readers to see my selection as the Greatest of All Times. Can you say 'MJ'!

peace, Villager

jjbrock said...

Rev,Happy OSF and 2 great picks.

Keith said...

Out the park, Rev.!

Man you got Curtis Mayfield AND James Brown? Whatchu tryin t'do?

And thanks for droppin by the 'D'!