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Soul-Patrol Newsletter Headlines (03/23/2005)

1. CD Review: Julie Dexter - "Conscious"
2. Quickie CD Reviews: Jimmy Castor, Like So, Martha Redbone, Little Richard, Krush, Lackawana Blues, Donna Summer, Defunkt, Bettye Swann, Chaka Khan, D-Erania, Alison Crockett, Adriana Evans
3. CD Review: Victor Wooten - "Soul Circus"
4. CD Review: Devoted Spirits - "Tribute To Earth, Wind and Fire"
5. Soul-Patrol Event: Victor Wooten's "Soul Circus Tour" (Baltimore, Columbus, Pittsburgh, New York, Washington DC, Philly, Cleveland, Chicago, Los Angeles)
5. Calling ALL Classic Soul Artists


Welcome to Soul-Patrol Newsletter:
I fully realize that Cathy Hughes isn't going to play any of the songs on any of these NEW albums on ANY of her 69 radio stations in 22 cities across the United States (that's because these CD's are the REAL DEAL). But they have all earned a slot in my rotation both at home, my car and on Soul-Patrol.Net Radio. My hope is that these CD's will find a place in your personal rotation as well...

--Bob Davis
earthjuice@prodigy.net

1. CD Review: Julie Dexter - "Conscious"  


Julie Dexter

Julie Dexter - "Conscious"
(Soul/Funk/Jazz)
http://www.juliedexter.com

This is an album that I have been listening to off and on for the past month. It's definitely become one of my "secret pleasures". Watching the career of Julie Dexter has become for me something akin to slowly watching a flower bloom. Closed it looks like it might be average and pedestrian, however slowly over time it blooms and becomes more and more beautiful. This is some serious "grown folks music" that is both thoughtful and erotic. Serious lyrics of romance and love, backed by by slow burning jazz/funk. Comparisons are always unfair, but I'll do it anyhow. Does anyone here remember how they felt when they first heard Angela Bofil, Gabriella Anders, Sade, etc...(Julie Dexter gives me that very same feeling).

This album represents in my mind what all of the failed attempts at "neo soul" aspired to, but never quite measured up to. Of course the term "neo soul" is now out of vogue, but I'll take it and use it for my own purposes. As a child of the 1970's I can say without any sense of trepidation or fear that if this album had come out in say 1976 all of the rest of yall who are "children of the 1970's" would have brought this album as soon as you heard it, rushed home, carefully removed the album from it's sleeve and placed the pristine LP on the turntable. Then after that first play, you would be on the phone to your friends to come on over and listen. After hanging up the phone, you would then break out the incense and "iced tea" fully confident in the knowledge that you were about to turn your friends on to a musical treat that would soon send them scurrying down to the record store to repeat the very same process that you had just gone through yourself. Taken as a whole all of the songs sound like they could have easily been retitled "Adventures In Paradise Part 2". My favorite song on this album is "Small Talk", I haven't heard horns used so effectively in a slow jam in a long time. This is the best album I have heard so far in 2005 (we shall see if it stays there?)

I fully realize that many of you out there are skeptical, and are saying to yourself (What in the hell is Bob talking about I've never even heard of Julie Dexter).... But that's ok

(it won't be the first time that has happened)

Yall gotta get past that "I've never heard of artist XXXXX" mentality. I realize that may be difficult for some of yall. But if you can't you are gonna miss out on some GREAT music.

If you are a person who falls into this category, I ain't mad at cha, but please do me a fava by passing this review on to at least 10 other people that you know. Who knows, you just might be turning your friends on to some music that might change their life, if even for just one day. And for having done so, they will be eternally greatful (and you get some "extra karma points")

This is one that you need to put on your short list of unknown artists that I asked everyone here at the beginning of the year to COMMIT TO BUYING A CD DIRECT FROM A ARTIST WEBSITE IN THE YEAR 2005.

We will be featuring Julie Dexter's new CD "Conscious" here on Soul-Patrol.Net radio (www.soul-patrol.net) starting sometime next week. The following week we will doing an email blast and having an online listening party in our chat room. I strongly urge yall to check these things out if you want to experience some BRAND NEW...

"Great Black Music From The Ancient To the Future..."

Julie Dexter - "Conscious"
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Julie Dexter - "Conscious"

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2. CD Reviews: Jimmy Castor, Like So, Martha Redbone, Little Richard, Krush, Lackawana Blues, Donna Summer, Defunkt, Bettye Swann, Chaka Khan, D-Erania, Alison Crockett, Adriana Evans


Jimmy Castor **Jimmy Castor's 2 New EP's
(OvaThaTop Funk/Jazz/Latin/Doo Wop/Rap)

If you go to the website of Jimmy Castor you will find that he's got two brand new EP's. Big deal you might say if you are just a casual fan. However those of us who are in the know will recognize the historic importance of this event. It means that Jimmy Castor, the E-MAN" himself is back. And true to form he does not disapoint us. His singing and playing hasn't missed a beat in 30 years.
JIMMY CASTOR OFFICIAL WEBSITE

**Like So - Like So
(Rock/Pop/Soul)

If Lenny ever made a good album it might sound like this. Another one of the "secret pleasures" that I have been listening to multiple times over the past few months. If you have been waiting for a band that that could be a a "logical sucessor" to Living Colour for about 12 years and have been consistantly disapointed by the mediocre albums of Lenny Kravitz (like I have been), then don't even think twice, you need to own a copy of "Like So" - Like So. Fronted by Aisha Cohen, Like So is a bonafide Black Rock n' Roll band playing well written romantic pop songs that appeal across the chasam of race. Lenny Kravitz needs to pay close attention to this, because it's a top flight album that sounds like what the record company hype told us that he was supposed to be?

**Martha Redbone - Skintalk
(Soul/Funk/Slow Jams/Rock)

Martha Redbone is one of the most prolific FUNK artists of the century. (how's that for a mouthful?) Her first album called "Home of the Brave" could be thought of literally as "female bookend" for the album "Urban Misfit" by Sonny Boy. That first CD combined influences from Stevie Wonder to Sly Stone to Shuggie Otis and more that truly makes it a psychedelic soul" classic. Now with her second CD "Skin Talk", Martha Redbone takes us to "love land" while still retaining her FUNK edge. There are some SERIOUS slow jams here on this CD in addition to her brand of acid drenched Shuggie Otis/Sly Stone influenced FUNK.

**Little Richard - King of Rock n' Roll (the complete Reprise Recordings)
(Soul/Funk/Rock/Blues/Gospel/Jazz and everything else you can think of)

This is yet another album that if you are a historian of "Great Black Music From The Ancient To The Future" is something like discovering yet another "rosetta's stone" that helps you to understand more clearly how to connect the dots together with respect to our great musical legacy. This three CD set is a compilation containing music that was originally created by Little Richard during the timeframe of the late 1960's and early 1970's. It is a repackaging of several different LP's that were created at that time, that for one reason or another weren't commercially sucesful. As many of you will recall this was one of his many "comeback periods". What we have in this poorly titled three disk collection is actually something that is quite close to a masterpiece. We get Little Richard playing then contemporary funk, blues, jazz, rock and gospel. Some songs remind me of Sly Stone. Some songs remind me of Ceedence Clearwater, some songs remind me of Isaac Hayes, some songs remind me of Al Kooper/Shuggie Otis, etc.in their "style". But it is NONE of those people it is in fact none other than Little Richard and it is Little Richard at his creative best.

KRUSH**Krush - "Krush"
(Soul/Funk/Jazz/Go Go)

Many of you here have already heard this SLAMMIN CD because we have been playing online and many of you have already writen in with your commentary on it. In my opinion when all is said and done, this is going to be one of the top releases of the year. Those of you who haven't heard it yet, need to take a listen. Those of you who have already listened to it need to head on over to the KRUSH website and order it. You have NO EXCUSE not to do it, you have already told us that you like it, so now why wouldn't you take the next logical step and order it?
KRUSH WEBSITE

**"Lackawana Blues" (Music From The HBO Movie)
(Rock n' Roll/Blues/R&B)

This is an outstanding soundtrack album from the equally outstanding HBO movie. Good source material for those who are interested in the roots of Rock n' Roll.

**Defunkt - Journey "Live"
(Stone Cold Funk)

Some folks who are under the mistaken idea that Funk music died in the 1980's probably never really checked out DEFUNKT. Journey "Live" is a great CD that is not only a GREAT FUNK ALBUM, it clearly demostrates just where FUNK MUSIC was supposed to have gone in the 1980's. As such it brings a tear to my eye that the music did not evolve in that direction. It's a live set (including my favorite "Strangle Me With Your Love") recorded in Europe in 2004 and led by Soul-Patrol favorites Joseph Bowie and Kahil El Zabar, Dufunkt (pronounced "de funk") represents the 1970's funk and 1970's Jazz, finally at peace with each other and taken to a whole new level with the addition of "new wave" (punk?). If you are a "stone cold funkateer" this album is for you (nuff said).

Donna Summer**Donna Summer - "Gold"
(Rock/Disco/Funk)

You want evidence of the true greatness of Donna Summer then look no further. Listening to this two CD compilation was almost like finding "lost money". Track after track, hit song after hit song re awakened me to the magic of Donna Summer. I had simply forgotten just how good she was as an artist and what a fantastic hit making machine she was as an entity. Yes there are a few "mindless disco tracks" on here, but even on those, the majesty of her powerful singing voice comes through. The big surprise here is that when viewed in the context of her complete body of work the true range and diversity of the career of Donna Summer emerges. It was always there, but it's easy to forget just how good she was. The rockers ROCK, the funk joints FUNK, the ballads are drenched with emotion and the disco is erotic as hell. Even if you always thought that you didn't like her because of the "disco tag", you owe it to yourself to pick up this set and re-evaluate her within the context of what should really be considered a career worthy of swift inclusion into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame.
Donna Summer - "Gold"
**Bettye Swann - "Bettye Swan"
(Soul/Country)

First up is Bettye Swann. Born Betty Jean Champion in Shreveport, Louisiana on October 24, 1944. She spent her first nineteen years growing up in Louisiana. She later moved to California to pursue her dream of making it as a singer and writer. At age 20 she signed a deal with Money Records. Her breakthrough single and biggest hit was "Make Me Yours" in 1967.

Within a year she signed with Capitol Records cutting Country and Pop sides. She recorded with Buck Owens "Today I Started Loving You Again", which became very popular. Bettye almost made it to the hit Country variety show "Hee Haw" which Owens starred. It was determined however. that having her on the show doing an interracial love song would damage Buck's career. This incident did not stop Bettye as she recorded other songs such as "Stand By Your Man", "Cover Me" and "Sweet Dreams" a song that was a big hit for Mighty Sam McClain.

Bettye continued recording through 1970 and then left the music business. She explains that " The best thing about show business I loved was actually singing, making music and interacting with people. It wasn't always 100% fun and there were some rough times, really rough times, so I just stopped."

The recording on EMI/Astralworks features standout cuts such as "Closed For The Season", "These Arms of Mine", 'Stand By Your Man", "Sweet Dreams", "Don't Touch Me", and "I'm Lonely For You.


**Chaka Khan - "CLASSIKHAN"
(Soul/Jazz/Pop)

Next on our list is the amazing Chaka Khan who just gets better with age. Her latest release on AGU Music-Earthsong / Sanctuary Records is called CLASSIKHAN and it features the London Symphony Orchestra. Chaka reflects that most of the songs are songs she grew up with like "Stormy Weather" and "Round Midnight", have been a part of her since she was a little girl. "It was like they haunted me and I just needed to do them. I felt I was successful in regard to my honesty and intent for what I wanted to accomplish with this record."

While the marketing campaign for this recording hasn't had the promotional push as perhaps Queen Latifah or Jill Scott, the content speaks for itself. Jazz, Country, and Pop tunes are represented by standout tunes such as "Hey Big Spender", "Crazy", "Is That All There Is, "Teach Me Tonight", and "To Sir With Love". I'm here to let you know that this CD is definitely deserving of wider recognition.


D-Erania**D-Erania - "Offerings of Love"
(Soul/Jazz)

Our next artist hails from Chicago and is a fellow Soul-Patroller who we can definitely look forward to hearing more things from. "Offerings of Love' is the new Jazz entry from saxophonist D-Erania. Bob Davis kept telling me about this great new Jazz artist that I needed to hear, so I contacted their label and got the music. From start to finish this recording covers various elements of Jazz. Straight-ahead improvisation, Jazz-funk, and Smooth Jazz stylings from a great group of musicians. Standout cuts include " Y.J.T.", "Jahari's Home", and "Let's Groove". Hats go off to D-erania, Anthony Morgan, Sammy Torres, Joe Rocha, and Derrick Bounds. There is even an appearance from Pittsburgh-bred guitarist Fareed Haque on the title tune.
To get the music go to:
**D-ERANIA - OFFERINGS OF LOVE
Check out this new CD of Conscious Soulful Jazz from Chicago's DIVA OF THE SAX


**Alison Crockett - On Being A Woman
(soul/jazz/neo soul/funky in yo' face black female 3am eroticism)

This independently produced CD is off the chain. Formerly with US3 and King Britt/Sylk 130 (two of the best groups of the 1990's), Alison Crockett seems like she is "ready" to drop a bomb like this on us. It's a rarity among the so called "neo soul" crowd because she isn't afraid to take on Badu head on and in my opinion she "Out Badu's, Badu....". For example she does a great cover in here of Janet Jackson's "When I Think Of You", but it's done in her own style (she slows it down and Funk's it up). Now think about the great job Erykah Badu did on covers like "4 Leaf Clover", "So What", "Funkin for Jamacia" and others. Alison Crockett does the same thing with "When I Think Of You" (she now owns that joint as far as I'm concerned). In short Alison Crockett isn't actually afraid to challenge Erakah Badu! I love this CD and I predict big things for Alison Crockett, if she can get some airplay (which of course we will give to her on Soul-Patrol.Net Radio). She's a great artist, with some great original material as well that is also the equal of Badu's originals and I hope that people are willing to give her a listen. It's got a slot in my "3am rotation", put this on while you are just laying there with your lady...


**Adriana Evans - Nomadic
(soul/rock/funk/latin)

This Independently produced CD sounds like it is derived directly from the mission statement of Soul-Patrol or perhaps even the Black Rock Coalition. This is obviously an artist who isn't afraid to take risks. A decade after having major label (and knee-gro radio) success and damn near the creator of the term "neo soul", Adriana Evans has totally reinvented herself in the guise of a woman who wants to create her own definition of what success really is. The closest thing I can compare the feeling I got when I heard this album, is the feeling that I got when I first saw the transformation of "Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles into first saw the "LABELLE" - Nightbirds. This album is kinda like a musical Declaration of Independence (from knee-gro radio) for this lady and I defiantly want to take the journey along with her. It's fresh, funky and certainly a plesant surprise from an artist who should actually be a HUGE STAR right now (if all things were equal) but since this world is a cruel place, dictated by people who don't actually give a damn about true artists who produce truly GREAT music Adriana Evans new CD is likely to only heard by the few of us left who actually care about the music.


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3. CD Review: Victor Wooten - "Soul Circus"


Victor Wooten Victor Wooten - "Soul Circus"
(BrothaFromAnothaPlanet Funk/Soul/Jazz/Rap/Rock)

Note: This CD will be released in April

Did someone say MONSTER FUNK???
I can no longer write objectively about the music of Victor Wooten. For me he is truly one of the few "universal fusion artists" on the current scene. Soul Circus is his first new studio album in several years and he has a hard act to follow. Victor Wooten's last CD was the LIVE FUNK MASTERPIECE called LIVE IN AMERICA, which has catapulted him into "cult super stardom", selling out 1,000 seat venues all around the country and BLOWING UP INTERNET RADIO here on Soul-Patrol with numbers that are literally off the register. His live show is simply awesome, in my opinion it's the closest I will ever get to seeing the Band of Gypsy's perform live.

Here on "Soul Circus" just as on "Live In America" we are treated to the voice of Bootsy Collins to start off the album on the song on the song "Victa". Next is a song called "Bass Tribute" where Victor pays homage to all of the great bass players from James Jamerson to Paul McCartney, Bootsy Collins, Larry Graham, Jaco Pastourious, Stanley Clarke, etc. After changing up into some contemporary Jazz for a moment with the song Prayer", Victor then takes us back with some Graham Centarl Station style funk with the song "Natives". Next up is a cover version of the EWF classic "You Can't Hide Love", Victor is an expert at taking 70's slow jams and creating unforgettable instrumental versions of them. Then more STOOPID FUNK with the song "Stay"....Other songs incorporate hip hop, rock and just about every other genre you can think of all of which has Victor's STANK BASS PLAYING at the center.

I'll stop here for now. Suffice it to say that this CD is AWESOME. Let's just say that Victor Wooten continues to be an anomoly in todays music scene. The ONLY artist in my mind who is comparable to Victor Wooten is Prince. He is a virtuoso on Bass who isn't afraid to challenge the likes of Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, Bootsy Collins, etc. He isn't afraid to incorporate some elements of rock, jazz, electronica, and hip hop together with funk to actually create something new that challenges the audience to elevate itself. As a music fan I am willing to accept his challenge and hop along for the ride. I am willing to do that without any worry about the destination, I just wanna take the journey with Victor. My guess is that if you dig Soul-Patrol that you will also want to take that journey as well...

As I said at the top, this CD will be released in April, so it's coming soon, but I just wanted to give yall a little bit of early juice (from "earthjuice") on Soul Circus. Obviously we will be doing quite a bit here on Soul-Patrol over the next several months to increase your overall awareness about the genius of Victor Wooten and specificly the CD "Soul Circus".
(in other words there is a good chance that you are going to see and hear him all over the site....lol)

But this should hold you for now...

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4. CD Review: Devoted Spirits - "Tribute To Earth, Wind and Fire"


Devoted Spirits - Tribute To Earth, Wind and FireDevoted Spirits - "Tribute To Earth, Wind and Fire"
(Mind Expanding Soul/Jazz/Funk/Rock/Gospel)

I have been a frustrated EWF fan for many years. I have always felt that they along with Kool and the Gang & the Commodores led the way for the commercialization of funk music back in the 1970's. In doing so all three groups literally broke my heart as each succeeding album brought their fierce and inspirational music closer and closer to being "elevator music". I am not alone in this feeling. Over the years many "children of the 1970's" have written in and expressed similar feelings of disgust about all three groups. In fact the criticism of Kool and the Gang & the Commodores has been absolutely scathing over the years. However I have always thought that EWF (for reasons) that are beyond me has mostly gotten a "free pass" on this whole issue. For me the "sellout" of EWF was always the most heart breaking of the three. That's because of the high minded jazz/soul/rock/afrocentric ideals that the band seemed to stand for when I first got hip to them in the early 1970's. I have NEVER forgiven them for abandoning those ideals in the mid 1970's.

Enter Mr. Sheldon Reynolds, EWF's lead guitarist during the 1990's, founding EWF member Larry Dunn and former EWF musical director Morris Pleasure. At first I am wondering just what in the heck is the purpose of having former members of a once great band doing a tribute album" of that bands old songs? When the CD starts, that question is quickly put to rest. This CD starts off with "Devotion" & an AWESOME version of "September/Mighty Mighty" and after listening I come to understand the purpose of this CD very quickly and why it's actually a very important release. To my ears it almost sounds like the three of them have decided to "go back and correct history". For example "Serpentine Fire", no longer sounds like a "pop/disco" song. It now has some firece funk/rock guitar playing in a "call and response" duel with the Kalimba. This album kept me smiling thru all 20 plus songs because it feels like someone decided to go back and redo EWF's music as if it all retained "the high mided jazz/soul/rock/afrocentric ideals" of the original band? If you (like me) are a person who silently sheds a tear every time you hear one of EWF's "Saturday Night Fever" type hit songs played on "oldies radio stations" or perhaps even at a "corporate function"....

....THEN YOU WILL LOVE THIS ALBUM....

In the liner notes it says..."This tribute is to the original sound of love that was earth, wind and fire"

I couldn't agree with that statement more!!!

In addition to Reynolds, Dunn & Pleasure this CD also features the following players Bobby Watson (Rufus), Ricky Lawson (Eric Clapton, Quincy Jones), John Paris (Earth Wind & Fire), Randy Ellis (Christina Aguilera), Francois Dean, Solomon Singers (Maurice James, Jo-Anna Solomon, Amee' Solomon, Danene Solomon-Sepulveda, & Grady Austin Shakiah), David Danner.

This CD is a perfect manifestation of a term we like to use here at Soul-Patrol called "BLACK AMERICAN STANDARD MUSIC". Devoted Spirtis has taken great songs from the songbook of Black History and given them the historical treatment that the songs deserve, but done so with a love and care that will insure that listeners will understand its true context.
For certain there will be some folks out there who won't like this concept or approach. Those people would probably best be served by searching the cutout bins, in the "oldies section" of their local "wreckastow".

Devoted Spirits - "Tribute To Earth, Wind and Fire" isn't designed for those type of EWF fans. It's designed with the connoisseur in mind who wants a deeper exploration into the historical legacy of Earth, Wind and Fire. The inside cover of the CD jewel box contains a picture of Sheldon Reynolds along with Maurice White, along with a thoughtfully worded dedication of the album to Maurice White.

(In my mind, that just about says it all....)

Count on seeing and hearing more about this GREAT ALBUM here on Soul-Patrol.

(Thanks Experience Hendrix!!!!)



--Bob Davis
earthjuice@prodigy.net

Click on the image above to listen, Alison Crocket, Unified Tribe, Barbara Mason, Martha Redbone, Byron Woods, Chi-Lites, RioSoul, Etta James

5. Soul-Patrol Event: Victor Wooten's "Soul Circus Tour" (Baltimore, Columbus, Pittsburgh, New York, Washington DC, Philly, Cleveland, Chicago, Los Angeles)


Victor WootenWhat's a Soul-Patrol Event like with Victor Wooten???

Click here and check out one in Chicago we did with him or click here & check out one we did with him in New York City....

If you would like to hang out with Soul-Patrol on Victor Wooten's Soul Circus Tour, just contact the Soul-Patrol Coordinator closest to you.
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3/22-23 Funk Box Baltimore, MD
Contact Soul-Patrol Coordinator: Bradley Alston

4/11 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
Contact Soul-Patrol Coordinator: E.Norman

4/12 Mr. Small's Funhouse Millvale, PA (Pittsburgh)
Contact Soul-Patrol Coordinator: Kevin Amos

4/13 Irving Plaza New York, NY
Contact Soul-Patrol Coordinator: Cheryl Russell

4/15 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Contact Soul-Patrol Coordinator: Zielove

4/18 Theater For The Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
Contact Soul-Patrol Coordinator: Eddie Bowman

4/22 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
Contact Soul-Patrol Coordinator: Iris Smith

4/23 House of Blues Chicago, IL
Contact Soul-Patrol Coordinator: Karl Williams

5/7 El Rey Theater Los Angeles, CA
Contact Soul-Patrol Coordinator: Vernon Wright

--Bob Davis
earthjuice@prodigy.net




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5. Calling ALL Classic Soul Artists


Soul-Patrol RadioSoul-Patrol is going to be participating in a special "offline radio project". We need BRAND NEW CD's from any/all CLASSIC SOUL/FUNK artists. Remember we are talking NEW stuff here, from Classic artists.

I am requesting that you send me TWO copies of your NEW CD to contribute to this project.

Here is the address…

Bob Davis - CEO Soul-Patrol
798 Woodlane Rd
Suite 10264
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
609-351-0154

Thanks in advance….



--Bob Davis
earthjuice@prodigy.net




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Hopefully you enjoyed this edition of the Soul-Patrol Newsletter.
We will be back in about two weeks with the next edition, with any email alerts for local events, Soul-Patrol website updates/chat sessions or breaking news in between, as required.

If you have any comments, questions, etc feel free to drop me an email and let me know what's on your mind.

Bob Davis
earthjuice@prodigy.net

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