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ARTIST
TITLE
Presents Waxin' Lyrical Part One
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
EVS 025CD EVS 025CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/26/2001

"Compiled by Jazz/soul legend Greg Edwards, Obsessive unleash the first in a new series exploring the roots of rap culture. For the first time, a series that will examine the lyrical aspect of the music (ie: the spoken word) rather than the actual 'breaks' themselves. Rap music owes its actual being to early pioneers of the spoken word/jazz poets of yesteryear. Now we could dig deeper, back to the 50s, but the tracks from that era would not be of as much relevance, so we are gonna take you back to the late 60s. Gil Scott-Heron, with his politically fused lyrics, regarding the struggle of the black man. Isaac Hayes talking of lost love. Roy Ayres with his almost jive talking poetry (Like no other can). Fatback Band pessimistically observing the future. This particular episode of this series will take you on a journey from 1968 to 1980." Artists include: Fatback Band, Roy Ayres, Gary Byrd, Isaac Hayes, Sugarhill Gang, Kevin Keys & Sylvia Robinson, Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Gil Scot Heron, Melle Melle & Duke Bootee, Grandmaster Flash.