Monday, October 12, 2009
Just Like Sister Sojourner Truth
I wish I had a lot of information to share about this song. Truth is, I'm struggling to find any. The name of the song is "Underground" and it comes from the Schoolhouse Funk 2 compilation, a two part series featuring ultra rare recordings of high school bands performing covers of various songs. The album provides very little information about the songs that it features, and since I'm in the process of moving (which includes the joy of moving my insanely massive music collection) I'm currently unable to refer to the liner notes.
All that aside, this is an insanely beautiful and haunting song that I can't get enough of. The woman singing has a voice that sends chills down my spine. I recently sent this to my dude Clams Casino, because that man knows how to flip female vocal samples like nobody's business.
This song proves that there is a ridiculous amount of unheard/unknown music that deserves to be listened to and appreciated by the masses. Before being placed on the SF2 compilation, it toiled in obscurity on limited pressing vinyl for years. Many thanks to record heads like DJ Shadow for helping preserve important musical artifacts like this.
My hope is that by posting this song on my blog, somebody with superior musical intellect will give me some background info on the performers and the song itself. As far as I know, there is not a "well known" version of this song that exists, so it doesn't really seem like a cover.
If you can provide any info on this song, please do so in the comments!
Download "Underground" from Schoolhouse Funk 2.