Reissue: The Descendants Of Mike And Phoebe – A Spirit Speaks

 

The Descendants Of Mike And Phoebe A Spirit Speaks

This eclectic LP is a prime example of 70’s SoulJazz. It is an early fusion record combining elements from jazz, gospel, soul and blues. It even has an edge of classical music, to be heard in the clear soprano voice of lead singer A. Grace Lee Mims on several tracks. As such it is a great sign of the times, the early seventies when musical experimentation and coalition was all abound. Bass-player and band member Bill Lee would later gain fame as being the father of controversial filmmaker Spike Lee and worked as musical director/conductor on four of his son’s excellent movie soundtracks.

 

Superfly’s reissue of A Spirit Speaks is out now – buy from Mr Bongo.

Staff

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