They Can't Take Away Our Music
by War

Album: The Black Man's Burdon (1970)
Charted: 50
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Songfacts®:

  • The double album The Black Man's Burdon was the second and last the band recorded with Eric Burdon, who became a star as the lead singer of The Animals. In a 2010 Songfacts interview, Burdon said: "It seemed natural to me that I should get together with black musicians. I remember my time with Jimmy Witherspoon and War. War was the production and management's concept of what I should be doing. At the time I was involved with the Actor's Studio, but I let myself get talked into it. Now, it seems very unnatural. They hated blues, which was a shock to me but I got them to play it eventually."

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