Thursday, October 8, 2009

Get with the program: Wanda Robinson

Wanda Robinson released two albums in the early 70's on Perception Records. Instead of singing, she does spoken word poetry over some serious heavy funk, jazz and super chilled-out soul. My favorite track is Nobody in His Right Mind off her second LP, Me and a Friend, where she boldly states mid-song "when a cracker talks of peace, he means peace in the grave, and when he talks of love, he means how he'd love to help us get there. ...but if it's bad for the crackers, than it must be good for us." Listen to a clip of that song here. Both albums are available on a 2-for-1 CD, The Soul-Jazz Poetry of Wanda Robinson.

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