African Music Machine were an eight piece who started out as the backing band for Jewell/Paula Records in Louisiana (who featured artists such as Toussaint McCall and Little Johnny Taylor)
During the 70’s they occasionally released their own material including this selection, in 1972. Black Water Gold is a staple within the funk scene and has often been covered by various other artists, but this is the original and best version in my opinion.
At different times this 45 was highly in demand by funk collectors and reached quite a high price. Due to the value of their original singles, a compilation album was reissued in 2000 featuring this and their other single releases.