Didn’t I
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Posted in Honey,Post-War,Soul on 04.07.06

I finally got my hands on that Darondo reissue “Let My People Go,” and it’s fantastic. He sounds a lot like Al Green, and is backed by some really good, laid back Philadelphia meets Memphis production. His story is being told and told again all over the place, and it’s all collected here along with some pretty choice videos and samples of the other tracks. They are out of stock on the CD at the moment, but Amazon has it for a few more dollars.
Darondo – Didn’t I

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By ResidentCinton on 04.07.06 2:55 pm

I downloaded Darondo’s album off of eMusic, so that’s a good alternative if you can’t find the release CD easily. If was so darn good that I am going to buy the real thing as soon as I get the chance.


By Erik Hogstrom on 04.12.06 8:23 am

I was lucky… our local independent record store had “Let My People Go.”
I am amazed it languished in obscurity for so long. It sounds so good.


By Michiel on 05.07.06 8:47 am

It’s been some time since I have been so deeply struck by a song.

wonderfull.
thanks,
m.


By MTJ3 on 07.21.07 8:47 pm

Following the reissue referred to above, an article on Darondo by Justine Jones appeared in Swindle Quarterly, No. 6, pp. 132-137 (2006). Darondo recorded on small, independent labels in Oakland, CA, backed by local musicians. Later in the 1970s, he was something of a cable access star and impresario in Oakland. He now lives in Sacramento, CA.




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