Music today has been Brooklyn funk group (via Panama) Mandrill, who are mostly unknown if you weren’t into this genre. I have nearly all of their albums and this is their third, Composite Truth (1973), of which I have a lovely pristine copy. It’s not so much that they aren’t remembered by people of a certain age and into a certain genre in America, it’s more that they didn’t seem to make any noise outside America. This album, their most successful, reached No. 8 on the Billboard soul charts. I only discovered them years later by taking a chance on records I find in American second-hand record stores. If you like The Undisputed Truth, War or anything Norman Whitfield or Barrett Strong with an added touch of Latin, then this is for you, if your bag is The Clash or Pink Floyd, then maybe not.

Music Of The Daze

The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. Read the full blog post here.