Jim Byrnes & The Sojourners – “Of Whom Shall I Be Afraid?”
Tony Joe White (July 23, 1943 – October 24, 2018).
The album “Closer To The Truth” introduced me to the music of TJW a.k.a. the Swamp Fox and I’ve listened to him daily since. Nearly 25 years now.
It’s funny how we close ourselves off to things when we don’t understand the language.
Yet, we are pretty much the same the world over. I think good art, whether it be music, literature, paintings, sculpture, dance … it shouldn’t be limited by our understanding of the underlying culture.
Discovering the music of Bjørn Eidsvåg was a revelation for me.
Here is this man, living in Norway which is just 750 flight miles away (London to Oslo) and if I hadn’t been drawn to the cover of one of his albums “Rundt Neste Sving” I would never have known he existed at all.
I’m glad I took a chance on the album and by so doing, discovering a musical artist I have gone on to love.