Baby Huey and the Babysitters – “Hard Times (LP version)” from The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend (1970)
This song was born to be a hip-hop sample; it’s funky, catchy, and socially conscious.
Baby Huey transcended his era. Like the music of his contemporaries Demon Fuzz, his work with the Babysitters seemed quite progressive in 1970. The intro to their cover of Curtis Mayfield’s “Hard Times” particularly exemplifies this anachronism. Fascinating.
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