Live At The East 1973 (180g LP)

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Format: LP 
Label: Now Again 
Year: 2020 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 


A1 (Struggle) Home 
A2 Soledad Brothers 
B1 At Least We Have A Horizon Now 
B2 Black Experience 

Recorded in 1973 


Bass, Vocals – Ken Shabala 
Congas, Percussion, Vocals – Babatunde 
Piano, Shekere, Percussion, Vocals – Al-Hammel Rasul 
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute, Percussion, Vocals – Plunky Nkabinde 
Timbales, Percussion, Vocals – Jalango 
Vibraphone, Percussion, Vocals – Lon Moshe 

Magical, mystical, Afrocentric, progressive -- words that could be used to describe any number of musical compositions by Sun Ra or his cosmic brothers and sisters, from John to Alice Coltrane, early '70s projects on record labels like Detroit's Tribe or Houston's Lightnin' or the interests of one Washington, DC native named Jimmy Gray that centered under one, perfect moniker: Black Fire.  

Gray spent nearly three decades pushing boundaries as a Black American promoter, distributor and, finally, record label owner. Together with Oneness of Juju's leader James 'Plunky Nkabinde' Branch, Gray oversaw sixteen releases on Black Fire Records between 1975 and 1996. 

These are the definitive reissues of the label's key titles. With this set, Oneness Of Juju and Black Fire's story burns forth into its fifth decade, its message not tempered, its sound pure. It's cycle, once again, complete. Each release is packaged in a thick, tip-on sleeve and includes a deluxe booklet with extensive notes on the album, the Black Fire collective, and the musical and cultural revolution they created. 

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