#294 – Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is by Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

These guys are like a modern version of James Brown’s high-energy soul, with more of a rock sensibility.  Lyrically, they deal unabashedly with the most oppressive issues facing the Black community in modern America, specifically systemic racism and the heavy-handed policing that typifies majority-Black communities.  There could not be a more fitting artist to provide the soundtrack to the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement.

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