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The Montgomery Express

The Montgomery Movement

My whole life, I heard music in the air, beautiful music. I’ve been involved in supernatural things, spoken with spirits. I have heard an orchestra up in the air. I know I’ve heard it.

Funk’s answer to the Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Florida’s Montgomery Express stood at the crossroads of politically conscious soul and mystically awakened dance music. Comprised of two blind musicians in their twenties and a teenage rhythm section, their lone LP was cut in 1972 for Orlando’s Dove label, then reissued on Folkways two years later. Although the label usually steered clear of soul music and anything remotely commercial sounding, Montgomery Express tapped into Folkways’ Guthrie-cum-Chambers Brothers nerve.

  • LP

    1 140g LP
    1 tip-on single LP jacket
    1 Numero catalog
    1 download coupon

Track List

  1. The Montgomery Express The Montgomery Movement
  2. The Montgomery Express Who
  3. The Montgomery Express Steal Away
  4. The Montgomery Express Precious Wing
  5. The Montgomery Express Party Fever
  6. The Montgomery Express I'm Standing By
  7. The Montgomery Express Gotta Make A Comeback
  8. The Montgomery Express Left Me With A Memory