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MP3 Ellington Jordan (Fugi) - Almost Home

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Kurz-Beschreibung von CDbaby: Alternative Gospel, new approach as it represents the future of Gospel Music. Music of the Spirit

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Ellington Jordan was born in the Los Angeles suburb of South Central to family of seven children. Ellington's musical talent was established early on and he quickly became friends with the legendary Eddie Kendricks of The Temptations. This friendship enabled him to move to Detroit to start writing music for the famous Chess Records. Detroit was the R&B "hotbed" for new and established artists at the time. Ellington became friends and worked with such artists as Muddy Waters, Donny Hathaway, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James, and Jimi Hendrix. All of these artists influence him today.

It was at this time that Ellington (Fugi) was introduced to Black Merda by Eddie Kendricks. Ellington and Black Merda began collaborating with Ellington providing vocals and lyrics to the Black Merda rock n' roll music. Chess Records executives listened to their songs and immediately signed them to their label. Black Merda, with Ellington Jordan, went on to produce two albums for Chess Records and has had an underground, cult following, selling vinyl on EBay for up to $100. Ellington Jordan (Fugi) and the original members of Black Merda have continued their relationship over the years, recently performing several engagements in the Detroit area in 2005.

Ellington Jordan's greatest accomplishment to date was his composition of the song "I'd Rather Go Blind" for Etta James, selling eight million records and reaching the Number 1 Chart position in most countries. "I'd Rather Go Blind" is a true R&B classic. Many other artists have recorded the original version "I'd Rather Be A Blind Man", such as Rod Stewart and Fleetwood Mac.

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