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Miss Black America

Two songs, same name, completely different. One a sweet soul number from Curtis Mayfield’s 1970 debut solo LP, Curtis, the other from the eponymous Bury St Edmunds band, taken from their 2002 offering God Bless Miss Black America.

Miss Black America, the band, released several records, though not this one, on the Repeat label. Only subsequently did I discover that Repeat is run by Richard Rose, with whom I shared a house back in the day.

Listen and download Curtis Mayfield :: Miss Black America
Listen and download Miss Black America :: Miss Black America

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