(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go
|"(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go"|
|Single by Curtis Mayfield|
|from the album Curtis|
|A-side||"(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go"|
|B-side||"The Makings of You"|
3:26 (single version)
"(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.
The Afghan Whigs covered this song on their 1998 live EP "Live at Howlin' Wolf".
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||29|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles||3|
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