Golden Flamingo Orchestra
Guardian Angel Is Watching Over Us
12" | 2016 | US | Original (Golden Flamingo)
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Release:2016 / US – Original
We’ve watched the movies, seen the photos, heard the stories. As in all of New York City, crime was asrampant in the subway as it was on the streets. Thefts, robberies, shootings and killings were a frequent realitythroughout the 1970s. In 1979, a group of angered residents led by Curtis Sliwa began taking crime preventioninto their own hands, donning red berets – looking very much like a gang and calling themselves the GuardianAngels. This funky track produced by the Legendary Patrick Adams and uptown empresario Peter Brown isan ode to what was hapenning at the time. Like many of the P&P records of the time, this wasn’t dance musicfor flashy downtown clubs, it was the real uptown funk!“With bass as heavy as rolling stock, and field recordings from the subway tannoy echoing along almostempty train carriages late at night, Margo Williams's vocals supply the inner city funk menace with somealmost ethereal soul.” At a crossroads between funk, soul and an emerging Hip Hop culture this track apealledto both the disco crowd and the bravado of the uptown b-boys.