15 noviembre 2013

The Impressions: It's All Right / People Get Ready / We're A Winner

Estaban finalizando los años 50 cuando Jerry Butler, Curtis Mayfield, Richard Brooks, y los hermanos Arthur pusieron las primeras semillas para que The Impressions acabaran convirtiéndose en una de las bandas de soul más importantes de la historia. Hoy en dia mirando hacia atrás, parece claro el resultado, teniendo en cuenta que contaban en sus filas a grandes maestros como Curtis Mayfield o Jerry Buttler.

De esta forma podemos encontrarnos con hermosas composiciones repletas de alma que han trascendiendo al paso de generaciones y han mantenido viva su llama con el paso de los años . "It's All Right", una de sus primeras maravillas,  "People Get Ready", todo un himno de influencia gospel defendiendo la liberación del pueblo afroamericano, o "We're A Winner", reinvindicación del orgullo de ser negro y que marcó un antes y un después para muchos, han conseguido aupar al grupo a lo más alto, logrando que llegaran a formar parte en 1991 del prestigioso Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, y en el 2003 del Vocal Group Hall of Fame, pero sobre todo son unas legendas que ocupan un lugar privilegiado en la memoria de la música soul.
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It`s All Right

Letra
Say it's all right (it's all right)
Say it's all right (it's all right)
It's all right, have a good time
'Cause it's all right, whoa, it's all right

We're gonna move it slow
When lights are low
When you move it slow, it sounds like more
And it's all right, whoa, it's all right

Now listen to the beat
Kinda pat your feet
You got soul, and everybody knows
That it's all right, whoa, it's all right

When you wake up early in the morning
Feelin' sad like so many of us do
Hum a little soul
Make life your goal
And surely something's got to come to you



People Get Ready

Letra
People get ready, there's a train comin'
You don't need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin'
You don't need no ticket you just thank the lord

People get ready, there's a train to Jordan
Picking up passengers coast to coast
Faith is the key, open the doors and board them
There's hope for all among those loved the most
There ain't no room for the hopeless sinner whom would hurt all mankind
Just to save his own
Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner
For there is no hiding place against the kingdoms throne

People get ready there's a train comin'
You don't need no baggage, just get on board
All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin'
You don't need no ticket, just thank the lord.


We're a winner

Letra
We're a winner
And never let anybody say
Boy, you can't make it
'Cause a feeble mind is in your way
No more tears do we cry
And we have finally dried our eyes
And we're movin' on up (movin' on up)
Lawd have mercy
We're movin' on up (movin' on up)

We're living proof in alls alert
That we're two from the good black earth
And we're a winner
And everybody knows it too
We'll just keep on pushin'
Like your leaders tell you to
At last that blessed day has come
And I don't care where you come from
We're all movin' on up (movin' on up)
Lawd have mercy
We're movin' on up (movin' on up)

Hey, Hey
We're movin' on up (movin' on up)
Lawd have mercy
We're movin' on up (movin' on up)

I don't mind leavin' here
To show the world we have no fear
'Cause we're a winner
And everybody knows it too
We'll just keep on pushin'
Like your leaders tell you to
At last that blessed day has come
And I don't care where you come from
We're just go move on up (movin' on up)
Lawd have mercy
We're movin' on up (movin' on up)
We'll just keep on pushin'
We're a winner
Lawd, baby
Everybody
Hey, you know we're movin' on up
We're a winner


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