Messages in the music that remain relevant after all these years. Melodies International with another revelatory reissue courtesy of forgotten soul genius Bobby Wright. Wright, who now goes by Abu Talib, penned these two beautiful pieces of stripped-back folk soul back in the 1974 - an era of social unrest not unlike modern times. It was through music that Abu believed he could communicate his message of positivity in turbulent times across to future generations. Listening to "Blood Of An American" and "Everyone Should Have His Day" it is easy to hear the sincerity in Talib's voice. Backed with a simple bass and guitar, these feelings are expressed direct from the heart, with the purest intentions. Comes pressed in its original 7" format alongside a 16-page Melozine, featuring words from Abu Talib himself, social studies professor Paul Rekret and more. Recommended.
- includes 16 page fanzine The Melodies Melozine MM. 05
- music label: Melodies International 2018
reviewed by XXL Bao 04/2018