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File under: Grooves

Archie Shepp

Attica Blues / Quiet Dawn (7")

Label: Mr. Bongo

Format: 7"

Genre: Library/Soundtracks

In stock


Previously Japan-only 7” featuring two tracks originally released on Archie Shepp's 1972 classic soul-jazz LP, Attica Blues. A powerful mix of psychedelic soul and jazz that retains Shepp’s political sentiment of his earlier works. Attica Blues is a huge funk-soul composition, referring to a mass shooting of inmates at Attica Prison. Henry Hull's vocal sits on top of bass, layered percussion, wah-wah guitars, plus large horn and string sections to create a massive sound. The big band, almost soundtrack-esque, Quiet Dawn, is sung by the composer's 7-year old daughter. She floats on top of piano, strings, drums and rich layers of percussion.

File under: Grooves
Cat. number: MRB7148
Year: 2019