Back to Life

Re-posted from Play-list blog because I like what’s going on here.

Soul II Soul “Back to Life”

The a cappella intro is breathtaking, and the beat addictive and hypnotic. But more than that, another masterpiece by them (“Keep on Moving”) is brilliantly framed as part of a larger transatlantic exchange of black culture in Paul Gilroy’s The Black Atlantic. Nothing like thinking about Robert Johnson and Soul II Soul in the same paragraph (page 111, first paragraph of Chapter 4):

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