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Back To Black
Various Artists

LCD55 [CD]

ActionTrack NumberTrack NameDuration
Play 01 Andy Bey-Celestial Blues
Play 02 Lloyd Williams-Is It Because Im Blac
Play 03 Street Gangland Rhythmns Band 4-Rhythmn
Play 04 Mary Lou Williams-It Aint Necessarily So
Play 05 Cymande-The Message
Play 06 The 24-Carat Black-Ghetto:Misfortunes Wealth
Play 07 The Lost Generation-This Is The Lost Generation
Play 08 Doug Hammond-Wake Up Brothers
Play 09 Davis Lampel-USA (Union Of South Africa)
Play 10 Street Gangland Rhythmns Band 1-Gang Fight
Play 11 Nikki Giovanni-Seduction/Kidnap Poem
Play 12 Eugene McDaniels-Supermarket Blues
Play 13 Harry Mudie Meets King Tubby-Heavy Duty Dub

In one of Lo Recordings occasional series of blasts from the pastĖ see Because Youíre Funky and Luke Vibertís Nuggets Ė Lo presents Back to Black, and no itís not a compilation of tracks by rock legends AC/DC but a fascinating collection of black music from the 60ís and 70ís that reflects the political and musical radicalism that lies at the heart of so much of the most important music of the 20th Century.

Compiled by legendary London crate digger Steve Picton and released in conjunction with the Rich Mix exhibition that runs at The Whitechapel Gallery in London from 7th June to September 4 th, the Back to Black album features music which has not received widespread recognition, bringing to the fore artists who are lesser known but whose work has not only musical but political and social significance. Very few of the selected tracks have been re-released since the time of their production.

Beautifully packaged in a striking gold slipcase with solid black cd case, the album features a superb selection of music from the R&B of The Lost Generation, the classic dub of King Tubby, the cosmic jazz of Andy Bey, the resonant Brit Funk of Cymande to authentic gangland street rhythmns from the late 1950ís.