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Soul for Sunday: Eddie Kendricks, “My People… Hold On”

A track of which I never tire.  Deep soul groove, right-on message.

Eddie Kendricks, “My People… Hold On” – from Black Power: Music of a Revolution; originally from the album People… Hold On (1972)

This is one of the songs I will put on repeat at my desk sometimes, and just let it wash over me for dozens of plays as I work away at some soul-crushing spreadsheet problem or similar task. Soul music to save your soul. Black power messages to help you keep the faith.

Kendricks was a member of that Motown supergroup, The Temptations, before leaving in the early 1970s to pursue a solo career.  This song comes from his second solo album, which was his breakthrough commercial success, mostly in the nascent disco scene.

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is an over-caffeinated and under-employed grad school dropout, aspiring leftwing intellectual and cultural studies academic, cinéaste, and former poet. Raised in San Francisco on classic film, radical politics, burritos and soul music, then set loose upon the world. He spends his time in coffee shops with his laptop and headphones, caffeinating and trying to construct a post-whatever life.

 

What's in a name... The handle "zerode" is a contraction of Zéro de Conduite, the title of Jean Vigo's 1933 movie masterpiece about schoolboy rebellion.

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