Monday, 16 January 2012
Songs for Social Justice: The Impressions – We’re a winner
Any composition with Curtis Mayfield involved normally grabs the attention of all soul music lovers. Curtis Mayfield wrote this uplifting composition with lyrics to encourage the listener into action by accepting that the time for self-pity was over and that one should acknowledge his or her worth, even in the face of opposition. The song points people towards collective action as a self - improving and empowering route for both individuals and communities – it does this through amazing vocals from Curtis set at a gentle uplifting pace.
The Impressions – We’re a winner (ABC Records, 1967)