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Calvin Johnson - What Was Me

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K Records - KLP117LP

The first of what promises to be many posthumous solo albums from Calvin Johnson, culled from the extensive archive of tapes left behind by the prolific songmaker and performer. Calvin Johnson made up songs about the feeling inside for over twenty years. What Was Me collects ten bits of lifeness and spreads them thickly with voice and acoustic guitar; a capella 40% of the time. There are patches that are worn and threadbare but the overall effect is gutty and moist. The affect is also noteworthy. Calvin is joined by the K divas Mirah on 'Ode to St. Valentine' and Beth Ditto (the Gossip) on 'Lightnin' Rod for Jesus'.

Side A:
The Past Comes Back To Haunt Me
Can We Kiss?
Love Will Come Back Again
Ode To St. Valentine
Palriga

Side B:
Nothing To Hold Us Here
Warm Days
Lies Goodbye
Lightnin' Rod For Jesus
What Was Me