Randy Newman (from the album Sail Away, 1972)
I’m a fan since his first album in 1968. His lyrics, full of wit and irony, changed my way of thinking. Sail Away is a prime example. Disguised by a beguiling simplicity, his caustic take on slavery is ever relevant.
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Shuggie Otis (from the album Freedom Flight, 1971)
A song that sounds as fresh as it ever was; great riff, guitar, arrangement, voice…well, everything.