The World Is a Ghetto is the fifth album by the band War, released November 1972 on United Artists Records. The album attained the number one spot on Billboard, and was Billboard magazine’s Album of the Year as the best-selling album of 1973. In addition to being Billboard’s #1 album of 1973, the album was ranked number 444 on Rolling Stone magazine’s original list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The title track became a gold record.
“The Cisco Kid” 4:35 “Where Was You At” 3:25 “City, Country, City” 13:18 “Four Cornered Room” 8:30 “The World Is a Ghetto” 10:10 “Beetles in the Bog” 3:51
Howard Scott – guitar, percussion, vocals B.B. Dickerson – bass, percussion, vocals Lonnie Jordan – organ, piano, timbales, percussion, vocals Harold Brown – drums, percussion, vocals Papa Dee Allen – conga, bongos, percussion, vocals Charles Miller – clarinet, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, percussion, vocals Lee Oskar – harmonica, percussion, vocals
This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.
We continue with land complete letter G into H and feature music from: Dells, Main Ingredient, Elton John, BW Stevenson, Stealers Wheel, Chicago, Jackson 5, Montrose, Cher, War, Bobby Darin, Ringo Starr, Sonny James, Cliff Richard, Paul McCartney & Wings, Bobby Womack and many more.
This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.
We continue with letter C and start D with music from: Spinners, Byrds, Buckingham Nicks, Led Zeppelin, America, King Harvest, Chicago, Joe Walsh, Doobie Brothers, Elton John, War, Helen Reddy, Who, Jimmy Buffett, Anne Murray, Archie Bell and The Drells and many more.
War (originally called Eric Burdon and War) is an American funk-rock band from Long Beach, California, known for several hit songs (including “Spill the Wine”, “The World Is a Ghetto”, “The Cisco Kid”, “Why Can’t We Be Friends?”, “Low Rider”, and “Summer”). Formed in 1969, War is a musical crossover band that fuses elements of rock, funk, jazz, Latin, rhythm and blues, and reggae. Their album The World Is a Ghetto was Billboard’s best-selling album of 1973. The band transcended racial and cultural barriers with a multi-ethnic line-up. War was subject to many line-up changes over the course of its existence, leaving member Leroy “Lonnie” Jordan as the only original member in the current line-up; four other members created a new group called the Lowrider Band.
The Very Best of War is a double CD compilation by War which features tracks from 1970 to 1994. It was issued in 2003 on Avenue Records, distributed by Rhino Records, and is similar to an earlier compilation, Anthology 1970–1994 issued in 1994 by the same label.
1 “Tobacco Road” 2 “Spill the Wine” 3 “They Can’t Take Away Our Music” 4 “Sun Oh Son” 5 “Lonely Feelin'” 6 “All Day Music” 7 “Get Down” 8 “Slippin’ into Darkness” 9 “The Cisco Kid” 10 “The World is a Ghetto” 11 “City, Country, City” 12 “Where Was You At” 13 “Gypsy Man” 14 “Me and Baby Brother” 15 “Deliver the Word” 16 “Ballero”
1 “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” 2 “Low Rider” 3 “Don’t Let No One Get You Down” 4 “Summer” 5 “L.A. Sunshine” 6 “River Niger” 7 “Galaxy” 8 “Youngblood (Livin’ in the Streets)” 9 “The Funky Music Makes You Feel Good” 10 “The Music Band” 11 “Outlaw” 12 “You Got the Power” 13 “Cinco de Mayo” 14 “Life (is So Strange)” 15 “Don’t Let No One Get You Down” 16 “Peace Sign”
This installment of Across The Tracks feature tune with “ONE” in the title. We’ll feature music from Joe Walsh, War, Cher, Nelson, Stevie Nicks, Monroe, Santana, Ed Sheeran, Black Keys, Midnight Oil, Shirelles and much more across the tracks and genres.
This week on the All 80’s Show, music from Split Enz, Steve Miller Band, Van Halen, Fleetwood Mac, Bow Wow Wow, War, Joe Jackson, Billy Vera, Styx, Ramones, Bronski Beat, Bee Gees, Rolling Stones, Elton John, Kim Carnes and much more . . .
Welcome to Sunday everyone. I’m sure the talk and speculation all week will be, who will win the Belmont Stakes. Can American Pharaoh do it? We’ll see. But let’s go “Groovin’ On A Sunday Afternoon” with “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” where you’ll hear: Kool & the Gang, War, the Whispers, Sade, the Ad-Libs, Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand, Ashford & Simpson, the Manhattans, Barry White, Grandmaster Flash, the Sugarhill Gang, plus we’ll hear words from Ben E. King, as he talks about some of the younger groups and much more. It all begins at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT, & 2PM PT to be followed at 7PM eastern by an encore of last evening’s “Great Soul Performances.” I think its gonna be a fantastic Sunday and I urge you to join me for all of it, here on RadioMaxMusic.com.
It’s Spring, but you’d never know when you step outside. Winter just doesn’t want to let go. Nevertheless, I’ve got a good menu of songs for you today on “Great Soul Performances.” You’ll hear from: Barry White, Sly & the Family Stone, James Brown, Little Willie John, War, Ben E. King, Barbara Lewis, the Cadillacs, Miriam Makeba, Little Stevie Wonder, Tavares; (live in concert) and many others. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT following the encore airing of this past Sunday’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” at 5PM ET. So join me later for a good time with fantastic music on RadioMaxMusic.com.
War (originally called Eric Burdon and War) is an American funk band from California, known for the hit songs “Low Rider”, “Spill the Wine”, “Summer”, “Why Can’t We Be Friends?”, “The Cisco Kid”, and “The World Is a Ghetto”. Formed in 1969, War was a musical crossover band which fused elements of rock, funk, jazz, Latin, rhythm and blues, and reggae. The band also transcended racial and cultural barriers with a multi-ethnic line-up. War was also subject to many line-up changes over the course of its formation, leaving member Leroy “Lonnie” Jordan as the only original member in the current line-up.
Although War’s lyrics are often socio-political in nature, their music usually had a laid-back, California funk vibe. A particular feature of War’s sound is the use of harmonica and saxophone playing melody lines in unison, sounding like a single instrument, for example in the melody of “Low Rider”. The music has been sampled and recorded by many singers and groups, ranging from R&B/pop singers such as Janet Jackson to nu metal band Korn and hip hop groups like TLC and A$AP Mob. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Me and Baby Brother
The World Is A Ghetto
The Cisco Kid
Why Can’t We Be Friends
Slippin’ Into Darkness
You Got The Power
All Day Music
Spill the Wine (Eric Burdon & War)
Good, Good, Feelin’
Youngblood (Livin’ In The Streets)
Don’t Take It Away
They Can’t Take Away Our Music (Eric Burdon & War)