Who Sang Not Gonna Give It Up? Peter Tosh

Peter Tosh Mama Africa cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Reggae
Style: Reggae/Roots Reggae
length: 5:46
piano: Keith Sterling
trumpet: Junior "Chico" Chin, Arnold Brackenridge and David Madden
bass: Leebert "Gibby" Morrison
background vocals: Raymond Hall, Donald Kinsey, Pam Hall, Dorrett Myers, Betty Wright, Audrey Hall and Peter Tosh
organ: Robbie Lyn
guitar: Donald Kinsey and Steve Golding
keyboard: Byron Allred and Peter Couch
percussion: Scully Sims and Uziah “Sticky” Thompson
saxophone: Dean Fraser
trombone: Ronald "Nambo" Robinson
drums (drum set): Carlton "Santa" Davis
Clavinet: Peter Tosh
wind instruments arranger: Clive Hunt
CHORUS
I'm not gonna give it up
I'm not goin'
I'm not gonna give it up
I'm not goin'
I will be fighting
I've got to be fighting
I will be fighting
Til Africa
And Africans are free

I said that I been up there
And I've seen poverty beyond compare
I know slave drivers just don't care
They just don't care

CHORUS

Africa's the richest place
But it has the poorest race
And to me it's just a disgrace
Just a disgrace

Africans don't wait too long
We gotta fight 'cause it's not wrong
Won't you join in and sing this song
Sing this song

CHORUS

To be poor it's a hurtful pain
Livin inna poverty it's a burning shame
Help yourself 'cause man you're not lame
You are not lame

CHORUS

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Mama Africa
  • 2 Glasshouse
  • 3 Not Gonna Give It Up
  • 4 Stop That Train
  • 5 Johnny B. Goode
  • 6 Where You Gonna Run
  • 7 Peace Treaty
  • 8 Feel No Way
  • 9 Maga Dog