‘We’re A Winner’ Married Black Pride To An Irresistible Beat: NPR American Anthems Series

From its first few bars, filled with funky drums, a percolating guitar line and the glorious noise of people laughing and enjoying themselves, "We’re a Winner" — written by Curtis Mayfield and performed by his group The Impressions — unfolds like a soundtrack to the coolest party in town. But the song’s lyrics, a direct message about black pride rarely heard on the radio in 1967, were as serious as death and taxes.

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