Perennial Underdogs, Dion and Norton Prove a Perfect Pairing

Perennial Underdogs, Dion and Norton Prove a Perfect Pairing

By John Paul

Norton Records co-founder Miriam Linna spoke with PopMatters on the origins of their new, until-now unreleased lost Dion album, where the label might be headed, and the often indisputable serendipity of fate. 28 Jul 2017 // 3:00 AM

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Perennial Underdogs, Dion and Norton Prove a Perfect Pairing

Norton Records co-founder Miriam Linna spoke with PopMatters on the origins of their new, until-now unreleased lost Dion album, where the label might be headed, and the often indisputable serendipity of fate.

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Smith's music is balanced on a sagacious tip, where he examines the rigmaroles of daily life through the Afrocentric prism of dialogue and debate.

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