All Day Music, by the multi-racial, multi-cultural, and R&B funk/pop ensemble War, is now available on MP3 format from Amazon this month for only $5.00.
All Day Music marks the second release by War after ex-Animals lead singer Eric Burdon had left the group in early 1971 (the band originally started out with Burdon and they had charted a hit with “Spill the Wine”). While they had the Burdon influence paint still on their sleeves when All Day Music was released, the band was slowly coming into its own, and by the mid 1970s, they became as revered and as popular as musical cohorts Earth, Wind and Fire and early Santana. War falls somewhere in between those two bands, and sport the kind of funkiness and urgent soulful ballads like their musical brethren.
All Day Music is like a big ray of warm sunshine, especially the title track, which sonically drips a kind of idyllic atmosphere of hedonism and laziness, in its music and lyrics. The band also flirts with some political stance as well, with the metaphoric hit “Slippin’ Into Darkness”; revisit the quasi-funk/Latin feel they employed on “Spill the Wine” with “Nappy Head”; they speak of religion in “There Must Be A Reason”; and close out the record with the live, raucous “Baby Brother,” all done to taut musicianship, which gets the ears listening and the feet a’groovin at the same time. All Day Music is a welcome addition to any R&B collection.
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1. All Day Music
2. Get Down
3. That’s What Love Will Do
4. There Must Be A Reason
5. Nappy Head (Theme From Ghetto Man)
6. Slippin’ Into Darkness
7. Baby Brother
Note – when you purchase MP3s through Amazon, it stores your purchases to Amazon’s Cloud Drive; from there you can stream the music right from their online player. Also, if you have a Kindle Fire, your MP3 purchases will automatically be available for you to stream on your device. All your purchases are backed up and available for you to download at any time. You can download the files to your computer to load to an MP3 device and to your iTunes account if you have one. If you’d like to gift these MP3 purchases, you can – just click the “Give album or song as gift” button on the right on the product page. From there you enter the recipient’s email address and then select either specific songs to gift or the entire album.