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Lift You Up

The Scooches

Label: On The Bol
Released: 2023
Duration: 47:55
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Lift You Up; Let’s Grow Our Roots Deep And True; Stop This Climate Change; Open A Door; I Broke The Egg; Leavin’; What’s Meant to Last Will Last; Run; Spread Your Wings And Fly; Give It To Me Real; Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round; Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round - Gullah Geechee

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On 'Lift You Up,' the band's third full-length, The Scooches raise their voices, their instruments, their consciousness, with an eclectic melting pot of original music inspired by world folk traditions, global Americana, New Orleans and 1920s. Elmore Magazine championed the group’s “remarkable musical dexterity with songs that bask in a genuine roots regimen and a sense of timeless tradition.” Highlights include the reggae-dub groove of the title track, the playful, country break-up song “I Broke The Egg,” the 1920s-inspired “What’s Meant To Last Will Last,” the smoky Motown-inflected duet “Give It To Me Real” (featuring Griffith and Hershey trading lines), the gospel-tinged “Leavin’,” the eerily lilting “Run,” about trafficking and gun violence, and the rollicking bluegrass-driven “Let’s Grow Our Roots Deep And True,” about finding home. The ever-timely traditional protest song “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round” (which Joan Baez recently sang with Justin Jones of the Tennessee Three at Newark airport) is presented in two versions and both are stunners; the first a celebration to lift the spirits, the second a Gullah Geechee version featuring stirring contributions from improvisational vocals from Miles Griffith and percussionist/vocalist Dr. David Pleasant.

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Lift You Up

On The Bol
2023

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