Saturday, August 21, 2010

"Looking Forward to Another Day" - DeWitt Johnson

“Looking Forward to Another Day”
DeWitt Johnson
From the Jay Records CD
Looking Forward to Another Day (2010)

At the age of eight, North Carolina native DeWitt Johnson was trampled by a horse, leaving him deaf in one ear. As an adult, his eighteen-wheeler jackknifed and plummeted off the road. Thankfully, Johnson survived both incidents and even got his hearing back after a time.

So when he sings “Looking Forward to Another Day,” from the album of the same name, it’s no small thing. The song is lightly but infectiously polyrhythmic, has a catchy chorus and is as optimistic as the title suggests. Angela Davis and Willie Hill assist with vocals.

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