Ghetto Brothers

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This song is so good.

They were a gang in the Bronx, apparently, but a socially conscious one. The lead singer brokered a truce among all the gangs in the Bronx in the 70s. I don't understand this history very well. His name was Benjamin Melendez and he passed away very recently.

I'm sure other people on ILX know more about the Ghetto Brothers than I do. I created the thread in the hopes that they will share anecdotes and insights.

Treeship, Friday, 14 July 2017 04:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

There are entire documentaries about these guys

Οὖτις, Friday, 14 July 2017 04:18 (nine months ago) Permalink

and now they have their own ILM thread

Treeship, Friday, 14 July 2017 04:19 (nine months ago) Permalink

Οὖτις, Friday, 14 July 2017 04:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

See also 80 Blocks From Tiffanys etc

Οὖτις, Friday, 14 July 2017 04:53 (nine months ago) Permalink

This album is wonderful salsa-inflected rock. "girl from the mountain" is my favourite track

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Friday, 14 July 2017 11:46 (nine months ago) Permalink

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