MP3 08 Fela 1.mp3 (6.58 MB)

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2 Responses to “NICHOLAS PAYTON / “Fela 1””

Qawi Says:
April 3rd, 2006 at 3:11 pm

Thanks both of you for exposing me to a Wah Wah Trumpet! I would have easily thought this was synth’ed, til I listened carefully. The track does sound Miles-ish, but played with such furvor that even the elder Miles wouldn’t have bothered the melody that much…although he had his tracks too.

Now for the secondary plot to this article…the influence of women. Ever since the Adam and Eve days, women have had an influence on men. So why would this be any different. And of course the influence is reciprocated. But much like peer pressure, ultimately the person is responsible for his actions.

         kalamu sez       

adam & eve, no way… you see, that’s the western take on male/female relations, blames the sista for the brotha’s downfall, & once we accept that myth, forever makes man & woman antagonists… check isis & osiris (if you want to go back to biblical times) for a whole other view, a view that presents that it is woman who is dedicated to pulling man back together after his destruction by his brother (set). we have to stop blaming women for our weaknesses, failures & faults… don’t read influence like a bad thing (eve causing adam to eat & die), hear me now, man (& all our music) is incomplete without women. woman & man together is completion, the essence is not simply that they influence us or we them, but rather that we complete each other. i am simply saying we men got to stop blocking out women, need to embrace & respect women. seen? heard?


Qawi Says:
April 4th, 2006 at 2:57 pm

Agreed. Ashford and Simpson, Peaches and Herb, and countless other couples/duos would agree too. My reference as to influence was not a negative thing. What I was saying from a psychological point of view is that the BLAME/FAME still rests with the one who acts, not necessarily the person of influence. In the case of Payton, the influence was a positive thing. I’m certain that in Betty Davis and even Cicely Tyson’s case, the influence was positive too. Now, if you really want to split hairs, reasearch a few Blues-men or women and see where there “relational” influence with women lies. Don’t get me wrong Kalamu, I understand what you are saying. Brothers and Sisters need to stop finding fault with one another and love each other…or as I’ve heard often…LOVE THE HELL out of each other.

As music is often a tapestry of life, you’ll find the positive and negative influences of relationships throughout each note, key, and measure.

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