A.I.E. (A.MWANA) * BLACK BLOOD * BRADLEYS 7518 * UK
By the time Black Blood, reputed to be an eight piece band from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, recorded this hi energy Disco cut, the use of an African language, African drumming or at least the reference to an African tribe or location had become very much the done thing in African American music, and, to a proportionally much larger extent, in Jamaica music. The referencing and bringing into popular culture, through Popular music, of aspects of Africa, Africans and things African helped set the stage for the widespread and phenomenal success of Alex Haley's influential book Root's the following year, all of which, in turn, could have given rise to a settling down of what had previously been a restless and (to say the least) unsatisfied soul.
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