Color Me Human by John Kasandra

02141924_511cbb41329abA really big shout out to audiophile and record collector James Richards for hitting me on Facebook to let me know he had a copy of an album Darryl Carter co wrote and produced for Respect records which was a subsidiary of Stax Records. The name of the album was Color Me Human by John Kasandra. One of the cuts on that album that Darryl wrote was (What’s Under) The Natural Do a super funky cut that allowed Stax to have a political aspect. Released in 1972 the cut is a standout track that once the Hip-Hop scene discovers it will probably be sampled like crazy. The song is definitely a precursor to Hip Hop and is in the same vein as another precursor to Hip Hop, Gil Scott’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”. Take a listen and let me know what you think.