April 26, 2016
Just one of the greatest recordings, ever…
Billy Paul dies, age 81.
He followed with 1975’s When Love is New which included the controversial single Let’s Make a Baby. Jesse Jackson came out against the record and other’s that he deemed too “sexy” for the radio although many said it was a reaction by Jackson to the fact that many of the same artists stopped playing his rallies for free.
Paul continued to push the envelope, and Jackson’s buttons, with his next album, Let Em In, including a cover of the Paul McCartney hit that he politicized by changing the names to those of civil rights leaders.