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Earnest Jackson recorded his song “Inflation” in 1975, and never released it. He never got to hear “Inflation” on the radio. That’s about to change.

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Earnest Jackson recorded his song “Inflation” in 1975, and never released it. He never got to hear “Inflation” on the radio. That’s about to change.

Sarah Gonzalez/NPR

In 1975, there was a band in Baton Rouge called Sugar Daddy and the Gumbo Roux. That year, they recorded a song called “Inflation.” Everybody in the band went on to make it in the music industry…except the lead singer Earnest Jackson.

So…we’re giving Earnest a second chance. Releasing his long lost song, “Inflation,” to try to make him a star.

Hello and welcome to Planet Money Records. It’s part 1 of a series.

A cassette tape resting on its case.  The case reads "Sugar Daddy & the Gumbo Roux"
A cassette tape resting on its case.  The case reads "Sugar Daddy &  the Gumbo Roux"

Music: “Inflation,” “Superfly Fever,” “Love & Happiness“and”Nola Strut.”

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