Freedom Road

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This is one of those random records I buy just because it’s dirt cheap (25p) and I quite like the naive sleeve art. At first glance I assumed it was a little-known black vocal group called Freedom Road, but actually it’s a selection of anonymous covers of the sort of hippy, drippy peace ‘n love positivity songs one might expect to hear in 1970, released by Rediffusion, purveyors of, erm, ‘the best budget records in the world’.

Includes such classics as “Melting Pot”, “Love Of The Common People” and a surprisingly sprightly “Young Gifted And Black”, but let’s be honest, this ain’t no lost classic.

I’m left wondering who the three crudely delineated black dudes on the cover are meant to be?

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