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The Black-Latin-Jazz-Rock-Vocal Bands

Vernon Gibbs, Soul Sounds, November 1972

THERE SEEMS to be a definite increase of interest among young Black and Third World musicians, who are either not technically equipped or deeply enough rooted in jazz; and too ambitious or disillusioned for traditional R&B, to attempt to establish a form which borrows from everything around it, without falling into any of the clichés dominant in a particular genre.

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