No body writes music for a cause like this but inequality still exists…
Listen to song an read the story!
Carter and a man named John Artis had been charged with a triple murder during a robbery at the Lafayette Grill in Paterson, New Jersey in 1966. Carter and Artis were found guilty of the murders, which were widely reported as racially motivated. In the years that followed, a substantial amount of controversy emerged over the case, ranging from allegations of faulty evidence and questionable eyewitness testimony to an unfair trial. In his autobiography, Carter maintained his innocence, and his story eventually led Dylan to visit him in Rahway State Prison in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey.
"Dylan had written topical ballads such as "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" and Bob wasn’t sure that he could write a song [about Carter]…. He was just filled with all these feelings about Hurricane. He couldn’t make the first step. I think the first step was putting the song in a total storytelling mode. I don’t remember whose idea it was to do that. But really, the beginning of the song is like stage directions, like what you would read in a script: ‘Pistol shots ring out in a barroom night…. Here comes the story of the Hurricane.’ Boom! Titles. You know, Bob loves movies, and he can write these movies that take place in eight to ten minutes, yet seem as full or fuller than regular movies".
After meeting with Carter in prison and later with a group of his supporters, Dylan began to write “Hurricane”. The song was one of his few “protest songs” during the 1970s and proved to be his fourth most successful single of the decade, reaching #33 on the Billboard chart and #43 in the UK chart.
Breaking crowns with their smooth, synth-struck melodies since launching in 2012, Jack Fell Down are making some serious waves on the deep house scene right now. With four tracks in total, this EP shows the duo at their most extensive and comprehensive. Boasting the distinctive confident laziness of vocalist Stee Downes throughout, across the EP you’ll drift away to a whole new world on the deep, dubby title track, you’ll bump and grind to the 2 Bears-style “No Way” and you’ll lie back and receive a full mind massage from “Just Begun”. Jack Fell Down… and the vibes came tumbling after.
Chaetophobics… avert thine eyes, for Sccucci Manucci returns for another moustache twisting release.
Hailing from the mighty Sweden, we have the equally mighty ‘http://soundcloud.com/gredits’. Having had a couple of releases on one of Sccucci’s favourite labels, http://soundcloud.com/basic-fingers, we grabbed at the chance to release this fantastic track. Loopy disco bedlam, continually building and brewing into a warm disco broth… just like Mamma Sccucci used to make! Blinder!
Next up we have the Greek connection in Germany (it would have been riskier the other way non?) http://soundcloud.com/elef!!! ‘Lazy Liz’ is a classical take on the House music sound, forging dissonant chords with a chunky beat!
Finally, our man in the North, http://soundcloud.com/illyus returns to Sccucci Manucci, his experimental take on house music is so appealing, we gave him back to back releases! Soulful vocals and amazing soundscapes finish number 006 off with a plomb!