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Interview: Lonnie Jordan

Keyboard player/singer Lonnie Jordan is one of the founding members of the band WAR, a melting pot of soul, funk, Latin, and jazz influences whose songs include "Low Rider", "Spill the Wine", "Why Can't We Be Friends?", and "The Cisco Kid". WAR's fortunes took off when singer Eric Burdon asked them to back him up after leaving the Animals. They recorded two albums together, and had a huge hit song in 1970 with "Spill the Wine". WAR raged on after Burdon's departure, and in 1972 they released the Number One album The World Is a Ghetto. More '70's success followed, with "Low Rider", especially, striking a chord which resonates to this day. This interview was for a preview article for noozhawk.com for the 5/27/18 WAR concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl, a show with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic also on the bill. It was done by phone on 5/7/18.

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