As noted in our year-end wrap up, Numero Group consistently earns points for hipping a wider audience to artists and sounds they didn’t yet know they were missing. And when it comes to reissue labels you really cannot ask for more. Latest case in point: Willie Wright’s Telling The Truth. From Wright’s label bio we learn he cut his teeth on the Harlem doo-wop scene before heading north to Boston. From there Wright landed in Nantucket in 1976 eventually hawking Telling The Truth from the back of his car. Thirty plus years later Numero Group resurrected the LP, which dropped this past Tuesday.
Check out Wright’s homage to the island below. I love the juxtaposition between the Caribbean flavor and the island’s decidedly non-Caribbean geographic locale.
MP3: Willie Wright :: Nantucket Island