Esquires LTD

Backed by the Esquire's LTD, At Independence was Frank Penn's first true stab at straddling the strait. Inexplicably, the band's vocalist, Arthur Rollins Jr., pokes his head in the studio for a little over a minute to deliver a fairly uninspired take on "Theme From Shaft," but brothers Donny and "Kinky" Fox make up for it in spades with their unrelenting B3 and high hat attack. Guitarist Wilbur Fawkes leans heavily on his wah for the quirky civil rights anthem "Gimme Some Skin," which ended up being the album's only single.

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