Quite often the words of a song are meaningless...
May 25, 2014 12:23 AM   Subscribe

What "black history record done in the late '60s" - featuring James Earl Jones, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis - is Living Colour sampling in the track History Lesson on their 1990 album Time's Up?

In an article in the October 1990 issue of Spin magazine, the interviewer asks the group "Who is speaking on History Lesson?" Vernon Reid gives the following response: "That's James Earl Jones, Ruby Dee, and Ossie Davis. It's from a black history record done in the late '60s." Can anyone identify the record?
posted by paleyellowwithorange to Media & Arts (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Vernon Reid is on twitter, and seems pretty active -- perhaps you can ask him directly?
posted by Iris Gambol at 9:47 AM on May 25, 2014

Well, I tweeted him. Hopefully I did it right - my first time tweeting.
posted by paleyellowwithorange at 8:47 PM on May 26, 2014

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