Joe Benjamin - Go Be Yourself EP
Bermudan born Joe Benjamin sees his debut on Atlantic Jaxx. He brings us 'Go Be Yourself' a modern soul classic with Joe at the piano, the faintest oboe and the gentlest of production touches from his long term friend and producer, Felix Buxton of Basement Jaxx. With hints of Terry Callier, a record of hope, warmth and reassurance, that urges us to be lead by our truest and innermost selves. Atlantic Jaxx is honoured to release this song as Joe reaches his 80th Birthday. Joe is a seminal figure, a kind of 'Chief’, a wise elder of the people of Brixton, over the years often seen standing in his recognisable staff, poncho, leather cowboy hat and sunglasses.
The accompanying track sees Joes' interest in spirituality and the cosmic come to the fore with the triumphant gravitas of a bold church organ piece, 'Fanfare' as used as an intro by Basement Jaxx for many a DJ set.
1. Go Be Yoursel
3. I Shall Pass This Way But Once (Ltd. 7" Only)
4. Joe's Conch Shell (Ltd. 7" Only)