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Gregory Porter - 1960 What?


  • £13.50

FORMATS: 12” Single
BAR CODES: 5019421 103585
GENRE: Jazz/Soul
LABEL: Expansion
LABEL GROUP: Passion Music
RELEASE DATE: 15th February 2020

A-1960 What? (Original)
B-1960 What? (Opolopo)

Gregory Porter’s “1960 What?” continues to be one of Expansion’s most sought after releases and comes now in new enhanced packaging. It combines the original with the Opolopo Kick & Bass re-Rub

Gregory Porter as narrator, sounding like Amiri Baraka, declares on “1960 What?” that “the motor city is burning y’all—that ain’t right” and refers to Martin Luther King Jr.’s death and describes trigger-happy policing (supported by a trumpet that blares, jabs, rumbles, and yearns); and the song portrays how certain events turn people against the possibilities of life and light. A vision that only recognizes strength and cruelty and rage is dangerously imperfect: rather, creativity, education, intelligence, sensitivity, democratic political participation, and compassionate social work are goals and virtues that can be affirmed, if not actively pursued, in all times.

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