Sunday, September 7, 2008

Edwin Moses -( Siesta, 2000)

"His music was a discovery that changed our lives as did our other favourites Isaac Hayes and Marvin Gaye"

Moses career took a new turn at the beginning of the seventies when soul was turning funk and names such as Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway or Curtis Mayfield wrote wonderful songs about black resistance with powerful social conscience.

Edwin Moses was surrounded by similarly free spirits and released the seminal album Dead Town (1970) on Canyon, one of the greatest underground records of funk.

After the unexpected failure of Dead Town, Moses left the music scene and started a venue in San Francisco, where he had previously shared lysergic experiences with Sly Stone and Arthur Lee.

In the late seventies his dreams of big-time success suddenly blurred from his mind and Edwin became a faithful Muslim and fled to make a pilgrimage to Mecca.

Edwin Moses was born in 1941 (Chicago, Illinois). During his childhood he resided to the popular Regal Theater, one of the shrines of black music. In his adolescence he made acquaintance with celebrities such as Major Lance, Curtis Mayfield or Jerry Butler.

Remarks; The cover of the album 'Love tuns you upside down' was originally conceived as a portrait of the main protagonist of our videoclips, called Johan. His look was similar to our Edwin's appearance. For the cover, the artistic direction has prepared a photographic report in different places of Madrid. They were looking for a place looking similar to Central Park, so they brought him to Retiro Park.

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