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The Last Poets: This Is Madness (Douglas SDGL 69102, £2.49)

Phil Symes, Disc and Music Echo, 15 January 1972

THIS ALBUM has had tremendous success in America over the last year and practically become the testament of the Black American. It's not hard to see why. The group are, as the name suggests, poets, but their verse is probably unlike anything you've come across outside James Baldwin's books.

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