The Mighty Hannibal :: Hymn No. 5

Hymn No. 5: courtesy of The Mighty Hannibal, née James Timothy Shaw is both a highlight and stylistic outlier in the oft-turbanned soul man's lengthy career. Inspired one night by a newscast of Walter Cronkite discussing the growing amount of United States soldiers that were returning from Vietnam addicted to opium, "Hymn No. 5" excels in being an anti-war song that taps into the innate horror of war rather than delve into obvious punditry. Slowly chugging along like a . . .

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