Misplaced on the We Produce imprint of the legendary Stax label, soulful troubadour Lou Bond never received the recognition befitting his talent and the strength of his recordings. A voice of conscious strumming an acoustic guitar with a magnetic vocal delivery, Bond should have taken his rightful place among his more lauded peers during the 1960s and 70s. Light in the Attic Records is proud to reissue his eponymous album from 1974, a powerhouse confluence of Bond’s fiery lyricism and Memphis orchestral soul, that even in its nearly four decades of anonymity, managed to influence some of contemporary music’s biggest stars – Outkast and Mary J. Blige each sampled his nearly 12-minute gem, “To The Establishment.” A gifted artist whose luster is finally being restored. … READ MORE >
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A nearly forgotten classic, Lou Bond’s eponymous 1974 album evokes a feeling of change, a collection of songs touching on a range of topics from civil rights to social injustice to the Vietnam War. This a rare album where the music and the message are in perfect harmony. Released here with four bonus tracks, and for the first time on CD and in its first vinyl reissue. A lost classic brought out of the shadows.