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Lee Fields & the Expressions, Aloe Blacc, and the Ghetto Brothers @ Southpaw in Brooklyn – pics

photos by Jacob Blickenstaff

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Openers Aloe Blacc and the Ghetto Brothers helped Lee Field & the Expressions celebrate the release of their new album, My World, Friday, June 5th, at Southpaw in Brooklyn.

The Ghetto Brothers performed their album Power-Fuerza live.

The Ghetto Brothers were a gang (or club) founded in New York City’s South Bronx in the late 1960s. They eventually spread to much of the Northeastern United States. Like the Young Lords, they were involved in Puerto Rican nationalism, including, in the case of the Ghetto Brothers, an association with the then-new Puerto Rican Socialist Party.

Ghetto Brothers founder Benjamin Melendez, who left the organization in 1976, was also known as a guitarist. He led a band, also known as the Ghetto Brothers, which included his late brother Victor Melendez on drums. They released one (self-titled) album in 1972, which had only informal, local distribution. [Wiki]

Aloe Blacc performed some new songs, and to quote John Turner Jr Lee Fields “was unbelievable, incredible, epic, awesome, and any other serious adjective you can think of”. More pictures from the show below…

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