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Artist: WATTS LITTLE ANGEL BAND
Title: New Orleans/Land Of A 1000 Dances/Nik Nak Paddy Whack
Format: 7"
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $15.00
"After the Watts Riots in South Los Angeles in 1965, the working-class community suffered further with no improvements to the infrastructure, a lack of opportunity, and the rise of delinquency and gang-fuelled crime. In the early 70s, a community activist, Mike Joseph, discovered a group of children in Watts playing music using junk and scrap metal as instruments. He brought them into a studio in Los Angeles and produced a record in 1971 in cooperation with the Watts Writers Workshop and other community groups. Scrap oil drums, iron bars, metal cans & other urban castoffs are played with enthusiasm, backing R&B favorites and a childrens song. But it was more than a mere document of childs play -- this peerlessly unique musical expression sends a strong message." - EM.

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