PEACE AND LOVE * LESTER STIRLING AND HIS GROUP * R & B 143 * UK
Great importance was attached to music by the ancient Greeks. The 'art of the muses' included everything that belonged to a higher intellectual and artistic education. Plato in his Republic, while discussing education, says: "When you speak of music do you rank literature under music or not?" "I do". This magnificent B side[!] has the work of the muses written all over it, a rich and distinguished early Ska instrumental with a break of a sharp and original trumpet solo followed by a sweet saxophone riff.. To be able to make a sound so regal and majestic in the conditions, and from a background, of the hardships and sufferation of the ghetto is, I would imagine, only possible to a few, this is music of the gods.
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