commy gun

Machine gun“, the Commodores’ debut single from the likewise-titled lp, was a rollicking Milan Williams-penned instrumental reminiscent of Billy Preston’s Outta-space“. Label chief Berry Gordy was so captivated by the pulsating clarinet that he came up with the track‘s title upon hearing it. […] It was an absolute smash in Nigeria, where the national tv and radio stations would play the track after the national anthem at the close of each broadcast day” (Steven Ivory in the liner notes to “The Ultimate Collection” on Motown, 1997). Didn’t find any confirmation for this Nigerian broadcast close info on the internet yet.

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