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Lonnie Jordan

Episode 4, Caropop with Mark Caro

"Spill the Wine," “All Day Music,” “Slippin’ into Darkness,” “The Cisco Kid,” “The World Is a Ghetto,” “Me and Baby Brother,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” “Low Rider,” "Summer"--you know the songs, but how much do you know about the band War? Original keyboardist-singer-songwriter Lonnie Jordan has great stories to tell. How did this multiracial L.A. band came up with such an intoxicating mix of soul, rock, funk, Latin rhythms, jazz and reggae? Why the name War? What was Jim Morrison doing atop a piano in a Superman outfit? Will the surviving members ever play together again? Prepare for a conversation that grooves. 



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