VJQC Score: N/A
Artist: RUNNING THE VOODOO DOWN VOL. 2 / VARIOUS
Album Name: RUNNING THE VOODOO DOWN VOL. 2 / VARIOUS
Record Label: TAD RECORDS
Genre: V/A COMPILATIONS
Format: VINYL LP
Release Date: 12/7/2018
Double vinyl LP pressing. Carefully assembled by Dean Rudland and Tony Harlow the set looks at a decade when African-American music was exploring myriad new directions against a backdrop of incredible and explosive social change and features the likes of John Coltrane, Mc5, Shuggie Otis, Sonnie Sharrock, Dr. John, Isaac Hayes, Joe Zawinul and Melvin Van Peebles. Whilst not all of this music was commercially successful at the time, it's importance and it's influence on subsequent generations of artists - both black and white - has continued to grow over the years. This was psychedelic music, liked by rock fans and the counterculture, but grounded deeply in jazz and constantly referencing the fact in it's lyrics.