Judy Mowatt – Black Woman (203 182-320) (1979)

JudyRecorded at Harry J’s, Dynamic and Channel 1 with the best of JA’s usual suspects supporting, the self-produced, gospel/R&B inflected solo début by I-Three’s singer Mowatt is nothing if not professional. And sometimes, as on “Slave Queen” and “Sisters’ Chant” it’s great. The self-conscious feminism, too, is refreshing in a genre (roots reggae) dominated by male hierarchy. For less than a pound (it was part of a 6 Lps for a fiver deal), I’d say we’re winning the whole way ’round.SAM_0025There are at least two other covers that I think I would’ve preferred, the Jamaican one or the US one, but thrifters can’t be choosers, can we.

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