This post showcases a video of Edwin Starr's "War" and a video of Yusef Islam's (Cat Steven's) "Peace Train". This post also provides information about those two songs & links to their lyrics.
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Edwin Starr - War Live (2001)
Edwin Starr. War Live (2001)
"War - What is it good for? - Absolutely nothing!"
"War" is a soul song written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for the Motown label in 1969. Whitfield first produced the song – a blatant anti-Vietnam War protest – with The Temptations as the original vocalists. After Motown began receiving repeated requests to release "War" as a single, Whitfield re-recorded the song with Edwin Starr as the vocalist, deciding to withhold the Temptations' version so as not to alienate their more conservative fans. Starr's version of "War" was a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1970, and is not only the most successful and well-known record of his career, but is also one of the most popular protest songs ever recorded...-snip-
Click http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/edwin_starr/war.html for this song's lyrics.
Peace Train by Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens)
Uploaded by supportpeace on May 27, 2006
Pro Peace message from Yusuf Islam
Note: There are a number of videos of Yusef Islam (formerly Cat Stevens) singing this song. I chose this video because I love the singing style which accompanies the lead singer. I believe that singing style is South African (Zulu) isicathamiya. Click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isicathamiya for information about isicathamiya.
"Peace Train" is the title of a 1971 hit song by Cat Stevens, taken from his album Teaser and the Firecat. The song climbed to #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the week of October 9, 1971, becoming Stevens' first US Top 10 hit. The song also spent three weeks at #1 on the adult contemporary chart. It is also featured on The Very Best of Cat Stevens compilation album.-snip-
Cat Stevens later converted to Islam, changed his name to Yusuf Islam, and went into reclusion, but later made some public comments about the plight of children in the Iraq War. Stevens said "'Peace Train' is a song I wrote, the message of which continues to breeze thunderously through the hearts of millions. There is a powerful need for people to feel that gust of hope rise up again. As a member of humanity and as a Muslim, this is my contribution to the call for a peaceful solution."
Click http://www.metrolyrics.com/peace-train-lyrics-cat-stevens.html for this song's lyrics.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND THANKS
Thanks to the composers of these two songs, and to Edwin Starr and Yusef Islam & the other vocalists & musicians for their performances. Thanks also to the uploaders of these songs and those who posted information about these songs & their lryics.
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