Saturday, August 05, 2006

Different strokes for different hopes

Gypsy Sun and Rainbows : Message To Love
Live At Woodstock (MCA, 1997 - 1969)

Sly & The Family Stone : Everyday People
Stand! (Epic, 1969)

Rotary Connection : Sunshine Of Your Love
Songs (Cadet, 1969)

War : Slippin' Into Darkness
All Day Music (Rhino, 1971)

Arthur Lee, Arthur Taylor Porter, led the band Love formed in 1965. He was deeply influenced by the Byrds and the psychedelic scene from the San Francisco bay area. In 1967, Love released Forever Changes, which is consider as a masterpiece. Yesterday Junior posted on Earfuzz a good tribute about Arthur Lee & Love with some tracks of this album.

This post is entitled "Different strokes for different hopes" because I remember that Love was one of the first multi-racial band. That's why you can hear Gypsy Sun and Rainbows, Sly & The Family Stone, Rotary Connection and War. Each of them incarned at the time, and perhaps till today, the dream that everybody gotta live together. By the way, I like the psychedelic soul rock scene and be sure one day I'll get the two following album. False Start, their last album, Arthur Lee was influenced by Jimi Hendrix, and also, Vindicator released in 1972. Originally Hendrix envisaged to form a supergroup called Band Aid with Arthur Lee, Steve Winwood and the Nigerian percussionist
Rebop Kwaku Baah. Perhaps to try a new direction psychedelic afro-rock.

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