African Head Charge is a psychedelic dub ensemble active since the early 1980s. The group was formed by Jamaican percussionist Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah, and featured a revolving cast of members, including Prisoner, Nick Plytas, Crocodile, Junior Moses, Sunny Akpan, Skip McDonald, and Jah Wobble. - wiki
An unexpected one between the italian composer Teho Teardo and Blixa Bargeld, leader of Einstürzende Neubauten and former Bad Seeds. They first met during the realization of Ingiuria, a theatre pièce and right after that they collaborated on a song for a soundtrack, _A Quite Life_. That song started the whole process of writing and producing an album together where songs and more experimental pieces could find a common ground.
This is a1939 recording. The group was founded as the Golden Gate Jubilee Singers in 1934, by four students at Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia. According to the group's website, the original members were Willie Johnson (baritone; d. 1980), William Langford (tenor; d. 1970), Henry Owens (second tenor; d. 1970) and Orlandus Wilson (bass; 1917–1998); other sources state that Langford and Wilson replaced earlier members Robert "Peg" Ford and A.C. "Eddie" Griffin in 1935
Iain David McGeachy OBE (11 September 1948 – 29 January 2009), known professionally as John Martyn, was a British singer-songwriter and guitarist. Over a 40-year career, he released 23 studio albums, and received frequent critical acclaim. This was his last studio album before dying in 2009 at age 60 of acute respiratory distress.
"The final album Rahsaan Roland Kirk recorded before a stroke left him partially paralyzed in late 1975. Astonishing line up. The term _eulipions_ was invented by Kirk to mean _author of love._ The theme song here was created in collaboration with poet and drama teacher Betty Neals. Maeretha Stewart is a singer and voice actress, known for The Wiz , Schoolhouse Rock! and The Muppets. Click the link for more. "
The All Seeing I were a British electronic music group from Sheffield, England active from 1996-2002. Comprising Dean Honer, Jason Buckle and DJ Parrot (real name Richard Barratt). Of this cut, Horner says _This was the first single, written around a bit of Tata Vega singing acapella. One side featured this version, kind of industrial dancehall, and the other a mellower easy listening take. Unfortunately, the mellow version had a large and quite naughty sample in it, which made an official release a little prohibitive…_
Juan García Esquivel, often known mononymously as Esquivel!, was a Mexican band leader, pianist, and composer for television and films. He is recognized today as one of the foremost exponents of a sophisticated style of largely instrumental music that combines elements of lounge music and jazz with Latin flavors - wiki
Alicia Lee was born in Michigan &now lives in Madison WI. Of this work she writes that the works presented feature her “monologuing dramatically” and “delivering advice to anyone who would listen.” As with so many albums being released in 2021, this release has been deeply shaped by the isolation of the pandemic and the restrictions on performing music with others.
"Quiet Storm is a late-night radio format, which may be why WMBR DJ PJ Porter Robison closed out his final show with this one. The date,Feb 15, 2020. PJ was off the air thruout the pandemic, and he passed away this past weekend without returning to th airwaves. Robinson wrote this title cut with his sister. A Quiet Storm is one of the most highly-acclaimed Soul albums of the 1970s."
Released as a single. Voice track lifted from Buddy Rich recording…its Richie's daughter Cathy, who eventually grew up to be manager for Rich's big band. She sang it in 1967 when she was about 13, and Seeing I lifted it very effectively for this track.
"This is off of their 3rd studio album. Cherilyn Sarkisian first met Salvatore Bono in a Los Angeles coffee shop in November 1962, when she was sixteen. Eleven years her senior,Bono was working for record producer Phil Spector at Gold Star Studios in Hollywood. The two became best friends, eventual lovers, and were supposedly married in 1964, but Bono says in his autobiography that it was not an official marriage. They were legally wed after their only child, Chaz, was born. - wiki"