- 5 years ago
Playing tracks by
Bama The Village Poet, Lightnin’ Rod, Gil Scott-Heron, Bobbi Humphrey, Vicki Anderson and more.
Bama's got a rough-edged voice that works very well with the funkier backings of the set – handled by a team that includes Bernard Purdie on drums, Richard Tee on keyboards, and Cornell Dupree on guitar – and this rough vocal style also fits the themes of the tunes, which are still as political and righteous as other work in the genre, but a bit more down to earth as well. The music itself was arranged and composed by Jimmy Wizner and Billy Jackson.