Sarah Webster Fabio – Sweet Songs
side a: Sweet Songs
side b: Jujus/Alchemy Of The Blues (Instrumental)
This brilliant single was a present from my main man Patrick O The Oyl Butcher, of Morrison.be, for all your fine clothing and vinyl. The two tracks can be found on Jujus/Alchemy of the Blues: Poems by Sarah Webster Fabio on the fantastic Folkways Records (listen on Spotify). Sarah Webster Fabio was a poetess and college professor, and very active in the Black Arts Movement. The band supporting her on these songs, and the whole album, Don’t Fight The Feeling, consisted of her children Cyril Leslie III, Thomas and Ronald Fabio, Leon ‘Denianke’ Williams, Rick Hopton, Wayne Wallace and Lawrence Vann.
Coincidentally, it was recently announced that the Black Film Center/Archive will receive a grant to preserve the documentary about Fabio, Rainbow Black: Poet Sarah W. Fabio, made in 1976 by her daughter Cheryl.