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Various Artists / Soul Jazz Records Presents

Soul of a Nation: Jazz is the Teacher, Funk is the Preacher - Afro-Centric Jazz, Street Funk and the Roots of Rap in the Black Power Era 1969-75

Soul Jazz Records



CD

Released: 23rd Nov 2018

£13.99


3lp + download

Released: 23rd Nov 2018

£25.99


this powerful collection of radical jazz, street funk and proto-rap casts a more concentrated eye on the period of 69-75, when music was heavily informed by the era of Black Power (1969-75).

This album features a number of important and ground-breaking African-American artists - The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Don Cherry, Funkadelic, Gil Scott-Heron and more - alongside a host of lesser-known artists all of whom in the early 1970s were exploring new Afrocentric poly-rhythmical styles of music - radical jazz, street funk and proto-rap - while at the same time exploring the Black Power and civil-rights inspired notions of self-definition, self-respect and self-empowerment in their own lives.

Soul of a Nation: Jazz is the Teacher, Funk is the Preacher - Afro-Centric Jazz, Street Funk and the Roots of Rap in the Black Power Era 1969-75

Tracklist

  1. Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Theme De Yoyo
  2. The Har-You Percussion Group - Welcome To The Party
  3. The Pharaohs - Damballa
  4. Baby Huey - Hard Times
  5. James Mason - Sweet Power, Your Embrace
  6. Byron Morris and Unity - Kitty Bey
  7. Funkadelic - Nappy Dugout
  8. Rashied Ali & Frank Lowe - Exchange Part 2 (II)
  9. Gary Bartz NTU Troop - Celestial Blues
  10. Oneness Of Juju - Space Jungle Funk
  11. Sarah Webster Fabio - Work It Out
  12. Tribe (Wendell Harrison & Phillip Ranelin) - Beneficent
  13. Gil Scott-Heron - Whitey On The Moon
  14. Don Cherry - Brown Rice