We start a record label to release a song about inflation : Planet Money We try to start a real record label. Just to put one song out there. It's a song about inflation, recorded in 1975... and never released. Until now.

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Planet Money Records Vol. 1: Earnest Jackson

Planet Money Records Vol. 1: Earnest Jackson

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Earnest Jackson recorded his song "Inflation" in 1975, and never released it. He never got to hear "Inflation" on the radio. That's about to change. Sarah Gonzalez/NPR hide caption

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Earnest Jackson recorded his song "Inflation" in 1975, and never released it. He never got to hear "Inflation" on the radio. That's about to change.

Sarah Gonzalez/NPR

In 1975, there was a band in Baton Rouge called Sugar Daddy and the Gumbo Roux. That year, they recorded a song called "Inflation." Everybody in the band went on to make it in the music industry...except the lead singer Earnest Jackson.

So...we're giving Earnest a second chance. Releasing his long lost song, "Inflation," to try to make him a star.

Hello and welcome to Planet Money Records. It's part one of a series. Listen to part two here.

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A cassette tape resting on its case. The case reads &quot;Sugar Daddy &amp; the Gumbo Roux&quot;
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Music: "Inflation," "Superfly Fever," "Love & Happiness" and "Nola Strut."

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