Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Mighty Hannibal

This compilation of singles by legendary soul singer The Mighty Hannibal titled Hannibalism released in 2001 is a definitive listen into his whole recording career. From his early soul dance burners such as "Fishin' Pole" and "Jerkin' the Dog" to his anti-Vietnam blues-gospel song "Hymn No. 5" written by a black soldier writing home from Vietnam, this compilation shows the immense talent of a singer who has somehow managed to slip into obscurity. Here's three tracks: "Somebody In This World For You," "Fishin' Pole" and "Hymn No. 5."

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