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King Britt in Studio on World Cafe - 01/13/2006

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King Britt Marks a Big Year

King Britt Marks a Big Year

King Britt in Studio on World Cafe - 01/13/2006

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Set List

Songs King Britt plays for 'World Cafe':

  • "Let's Make a Record"
  • "Living Bread"
  • "Power (Voodoo Version)"

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Former Digable Planets DJ King Britt has recently released three new albums, including King Britt Presents: Sister Gertrude Morgan, a groovy remix of archival gospel music.

King began producing his own tracks while in college and later DJed for jazz-rap group Digable Planets under the nickname Silkworm.

Gertrude Morgan was an artist and preacher, who often sang on a corner in the French Quarter of New Orleans in the 1960s. Morgan, who believed she was the bride of Christ, made the record that became the source for Britt's album in 1970. The original recording consisted of Morgan and her tambourine.

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