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N’ The Crates

I ran across this CD not too long ago and after hearing it I was enraptured. The vocalist, at the time was unfamiliar to me, but the cover of the album had me intrigued.

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Judy Mowatt Black Woman

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Man, was I stoked! Couldn’t believe I hadn’t discovered the CD sooner. That’s how you always feel when you find a gem that elevates you. I felt the same way when I heard Candi Staton for the first time. Shocked and stunned, yet immensely grateful. Anyhow, after doing some research turns out Judy was one of the singers in Bob Marley’s reggae trio the I-Threes which Rita Marley was a member of. The reggae singer was the first woman to be nominated for a Grammy. Oh, did I mention Ms. Mowatt was the first woman to compose and produce her own record. She was considered to be spiritually enlightening and liberating to the African community with intense, meaningful lyrics. I dig that.

Judy converted to Christianity after the death of Halie Selassie. She has released a few gospel albums with the lasted installment just a few years back.

hear a song from Black Woman
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