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Working Week: Compañeros (Cherry Red)

British jazz trio Working Week found themselves with a surprise hit record in 1985, prompting their label to pressure them into making a quick follow-up. That album, 1986’s Compañeros, was the result–a quickly created album of superb, enjoyable, and politically aware jazz/pop songs.

Do You Remember The First Time? Working Week “Venceremos (We Will Win)” 12″

Following the demise of Young Marble Giants, singer Allison Statton formed Weekend, a lighthearted, jazz-minded pop group a la Everything But the Girl and Kalima. That band, too, was short-lived, but members of Weekend went on to form a more experimental, heavily improvisational group entitled, cleverly enough, Working Week. With influences ranging from soul to punk… Read More ›