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"Ev'ry Body" is another collaboration with Dhyani Dharma. Dhyani's background in the Gabon--where he lived with his wife
after moving from Mediterranean France--brought the Highlife
opening. The song then goes to Rap Funk rhythms circa 1990.
It owes a lot, as so many Suspect Many tracks owe, to George Cremaschi's lines on his fretless bass. James Henry and Kenny Blackman I remember, too, in San Francisco's then Olde West
studio, Peter Eckart engineer, south of Market on Howard Street.
James in his Cubs baseball cap returned again and again to overdub percussion. Richard Howell's tenor, Mike Rose's trumpet, and Steve Fundy's guitar you may hear in my backward-mixing of them in the most jamming of this song's parts. What a great band, each of the Suspect Many groupings!--as David Farrell remarked in our remastering of tracks 1 and 13 of this 'Meld', New Orleans, 30 years after the recording in San Francisco.
"Ev'ry Body" was of course a response to the Parents Music Resource Center and other councils' efforts to decide from 'on high' what people should know and do as regards their bodies.
"Ev'ry Body", "Love Is The Main Flame", and "When That Evening Sun Goes Down" were the first tracks on which I got the
inestimable help of Joi Joi. These three women singers, led by
Louise Robinson, co-founder of Sweet Honey in the Rock, brought
so much sensitivity, artistry and fun to whatever they touched.
Michelle Jacques and Darlene Spears completed Joi Joi.
Dhyani Dharma beside the Mediterranean.
George Cremaschi is now a principal in the
Prague Improvisation Orchestra.
Michelle Jacques, Louise Robinson, and Darlene Spears--Joi Joi--as we recorded tracks
for Love Is The Main Flame.at Olde West in San Francisco. Feel the sensitivity, artistry, fun and light. Photo perhaps by the fine oud-player Claude Palmer.
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