George Floyd's Uncle Selwyn Jones discusses his late nephew, the trial against Officer Chauvin and growing up in North Carolina as a Black man with Lorelei and Durga McBroom; (noted Pink Floyd backing vocalists.) Thanks to his appreciation for The McBroom Sisters version of "Wish You Were Here" BLM, he reached out to us.
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The McBroom Sisters are delightful on 'Black Floyd' album
"the musical duo is made up of sisters Lorelei and Durga McBroom. The collections opens with "Gods and Lovers," and it is followed by the mellow "Money Don't Make the Man," as well as the melodically-stunning "Wish You Were Here." The McBroom Sisters deliver powerhouse vocals on their Black Floyd album. There is a lot of variety on this musical effort, and Lorelei and Durga exhibit a great deal of sass and soul." - Digital Journal
LOUISE GOFFIN, LORELEI MCBROOM AND DURGA MCBROOM talk about their childhood friendships in LA, the world they share today and the McBroom Sisters album 'Black Floyd.' Louise has a cameo feature on their first single "Wish You Were Here." Listen to Louise's PodCast SOUND CRONICLES -
A Requiem for Post 1983 Pink Floyd
Ed Lopez-Reyes: You were both born and raised in Los Angeles: what kind of influence did the culture there have on your music?
Durga McBroom: Well: huge!
Lorelei McBroom: For me it started with folk guitar lessons - and singing as a child with a group that toured different schools. We did a lot of choral music, which was more like European choir
type of stuff, in high school. Between the folky periods that I was growing up in – I was a child in the sixties and a lot of that music was very popular, from Joan Baez to Joni Mitchell... all that had a huge influence on me; and then in high school I got turned onto the rock people: Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Who… any number of those groups at the time – The Babies – you know, so I didn't understand, until I saw Lady Sings the Blues, how to start looking back to who influenced those people. I did have a record of Chuck Berry though, when I was five – and Meet the Beatles! But like I said, I didn't put it together musically until I was older and started to listen, starting with Lady Sings the Blues, learning a little bit about jazz, but really looking into blues – and it just got to me. I mean, [when] Durga and I wrote our first song together it was a blues song called Johnny, He's My Man. So go ahead, Durga!
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Lorelei McBroom sits with Sean Riley to discuss her career singing with Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Nile Rodgers and many more.
Durga and Lorelei McBroom discuss their history with Pink Floyd.