While he wrote about the movement, Baldwin aligned himself with the ideals of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Joining CORE gave him the opportunity to travel across the American South lecturing on his views of racial inequality. Baldwin became so involved in the movement that he was featured on the cover of Time for their Spring release on May 17, 1963. His insights into both the North and South gave him a unique perspective on the racial problems the United States was facing.
1. Ace UK have reissued quite a few of Jimmy's recordings. All his Combo tracks - except the best one of the lot "It's a Lonesome Old World" - are on Vols 2 and 3 of "The Central Avenue Scene". Vol 2 also includes a previously unissued cut "Baby Baby Take A Look". You can find both sides of "It's Real" on "Slow n Moody Black & Bluesy" and "Pounds of Soul". A previously unissued Kent track "That Someone Don't Know It" is on "For Connoisseurs Only Vol 2" and the wonderful "I Made It Over" is on the fourth volume of "Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures".