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Gilles Peterson // Significant Album // #149

April 22, 2016

We’re continuing the countdown of the albums that have shaped Gilles Peterson so far, this week, the album is What Color is Love by Terry Callier.

Release in 1972. The 9 minute opener Dancing Girl starts off with Calliers sensitive, subtle vocals, somewhat evoking an incidental feeling of sympathy and understanding. Gentle soul, hazy funk, foggy folk; Terry Callier, the singer, songwriter, poet delivers a true sentimental journey in this album. With a life and musical career that began in Chicago, was greatly and fully experienced making its way to Europe, having had a few releases on Talkin’ Loud, later collaborating with the likes of Massive Attack and Beth Orton.

“People respond to me because I’m a throwback to an older tradition that believed you should do more than sing a song for an audience, that you should make people feel something. You can make accessible music and still sing about love and peace and truth and life and death. In the end, those are the only things that matter.” - Terry Callier

Tracklist
A1 Dancing Girl
A2 What Color Is Love
A3 You Goin’ Miss Your Candyman
B1 Just As Long As We’re In Love
B2 Ho Tsing Mee (A Song Of The Sun)
B3 I’d Rather Be With You
B4 You Don’t Care

200 albums that have shaped me so far:
150 / 151 / 152 / 153 / 154 / 155 / 156 / 157 / 158 / 159
160 / 161 / 162 / 163 / 164 / 165 / 166 / 167 / 168 / 169
170 / 171 / 172 / 173 174 / 175 / 176 / 177 / 178 / 179
180 / 181 / 182 / 183 / 184 / 185 / 186 / 187 / 188 / 189
190 / 191 / 193 / 194 / 195 / 196 / 197 / 198 / 199 / 200