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S.O.L. – The Return of the Lord of the Golden Baboon

The 70’s’: more than a turbulent point of uncertainty in American society, it was also a time of awakening; a period when mankind was beginning to truly appreciate his kinship with others unlike himself.

Mandrill - From the album/CD FENCEWALK: The Anthology. Photo taken from jacket courtesy of Polygram and Michael Ochs Archives.

Mandrill – From the album/CD FENCEWALK: The Anthology. Photo taken from jacket courtesy of PolyGram and Michael Ochs Archives.

Back then, we’d come to realize that if we couldn’t get along together, we’d probably wind up destroying ourselves as well as the planet.  That realization afforded a sense of promise to everything and that promise was exhibited in the music of the time.

Bands, born from the wombs of blended communities across the country, came together to celebrate their multi-cultural roots pushing music into an unknown stratosphere of unity.  R&B, Jazz, Country and Rock melded with African, Latin and other ethnic influences to create a sound that we now call World Music.  And no group from that period exhibited this cultural, complex marriage more than Mandrill. Continue reading

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