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All Artists: Lightnin' Rod
Title: Doriella
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Number of Discs: 1
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UPC: 026617166120

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Interesting for historical purposes
Andre M. | Mt. Pleasant, SC United States | 06/11/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is worth buying for historical reasons-Jimi Hendrix playing backup for an early rap record (a few of his trademarks are heard, such as his making the guitar do a "wolf whistle").But other than that, not much to speak of. Lightnin' Rod's rap in 1960s hustler slang of the tale of a prostitute and her pimp is an ugly forerunner to the "gangster rap" of two and three decades later, as the pimp "Gypsy Fair the drugstore millionaire" is the hero of the tale for his ability to control his prostitute, Miss Fontaine. No thanks.However, there is also a moving tune called "OD" a sad but beautiful soliloquy to the sound of Buddy Miles' organ of the death of a heroin addict. Aside from the novelty of this being a rap record recorded in 1969 and the fact that Jimi's drummer Buddy Miles is playing the organ, this tune is really worth listening to."