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Jamake Mamake Highwater

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Though she comes from the West Indies, you will hear little calypso, steel band, or reggae in the world of Joan Armatrading. Her real musicial life began when she landed in Britain in 1958…. The vitality and lyricism she has discovered are really quite marvelous [on Whatever's For Us]….

Jamake Mamake Highwater, "Another Year, Another Annex for the Hall of Obscurity," in Stereo Review (copyright © 1975 by Ziff-Davis Publishing Company), Vol. 34, No. 4, April, 1975, p. 59.

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