(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go  

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"Songs such as “Say It Loud – I'm Black and I'm Proud” by Brown, “(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go” by Curtis Mayfield, “Message From a Black Man” by the Temptations, and “To Be Young, Gifted and Black” by Aretha ..." --The Lumpen: Music on the Front Lines of the Black Revolution, page 10, Frederick Lewis Vincent, 2008


"Sisters! Niggers! Whities! Jews! Crackers! Don't worry, If there's a Hell below, we're all gonna go!" --"(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go" (1970) by Curtis Mayfield

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"(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go" is a funk/soul song originally recorded by Curtis Mayfield for his album Curtis (1970). The song was meant to serve as a warning regarding the state of race relations and the tempest growing in America's inner cities.

The song begins with a woman proclaiming the virtues of the Bible's "Book of Revelation" over an introduction of fuzz-bass guitar and conga drums. Mayfield then shouts with a large echo overdub "Sisters! Niggers! Whities! Jews! Crackers! Don't worry, If there's a Hell below, we're all gonna go!" followed by a scream. The song then breaks out with a heavy fuzz bass, Latin percussion, wah-wah guitar and strings.





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