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)
www.cdbaby.com/Artist/DeWittJohnson

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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