Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Dream weapons present: FIRE GONNA BURN MA SOUL C60


Finally got my hands on a mint version of the sensational 1967 seven-inch that bookends this mix. So I simply had to compile an additional 54 minutes out of the vintage African American soul, jazz, spirituals, spoken word, blues and folksongs about Jesus, protest, love, work/penal labor, life and death - that I had lying about. Slowly and inconsequently working our way backwards, two-thirds into the mix we go as far as nine decades back (pre-Great Depression era) - before «safely» arriving exactly where it started. Serious fun guaranteed!

-Moahaha


1. King Coleman - Freedom
2. Michel Larue - How Come Me Here?
3. Brother John Sellers - Chain Gang
4. Sarah Webster Fabio - Soul Through a Lickin’ Stick
5. William S. Fischer - Gurea Da
6. Fugi - Revelations (Alt. take)
7. Shades of Black Lightning - Yesterdays Dream
8. Odetta - Ox-Driver Song
9. Byard Lancaster Quartet - Pam Africa

10. Ella Jenkins - Pole Pole
11. Vera Hall Ward - Travelling Shoes
12. Johnny Jackson & Inmates of Texas State Prisons - Hammer Ring
13. Victoria Spivey & Luis Russell's Orchestra - Dirty T.B. Blues
14. Ethel Waters - Down In My Soul
15. The Charioteers - Jesus is a Rock in the Weary Land
16. Sounds of Liberation - New Life
17. Thyme - Bony Bony
18. Langston Hughes - Testament
19. King Coleman - Freedom (Instrumental)


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4 comments:

  1. The King Coleman double sider is pretty special, the antithesis of Gil Scott Herons Revolution to my ears. Oz Diver Song packs a punch

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  2. Yes, I think so. I'm happy to hear that it resonates with others as well. Ox-Driver Song is one wild ride indeed...

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