—You Got Me Floatin'
The Helpful Soul was a short-lived Japanese rock group that released just this one LP in 1969. They played a loud fuzzy messy brand of psychedelic garage blues, hitting the scene a little too early to catch on, just like other proto-metal Japanese groups Blues Creation and Speed, Glue, and Shinki.
On Friday, June 19th, the 107th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Black Panther Party had a rally in Bobby Hutton Memorial Park in Oakland. A couple hundred people, 3/4 of them black but at least 1/4 of them white, attended. The Black Lights Exploding sound company sang and danced and laid down some heavy music. And Charles Garry and a couple of speakers representing the Soledad Brothers spoke. And the people laid around in the sun eating chicken and spareribs and oranges which they paid for with money that went to the Panther Defense fund. The vibes were peaceful and together. Everybody knew that Huey would soon be back in the streets again.