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Best of 2022

Wendell Harrison

Farewell To The Welfare (LP)

Label: Now-Again Records

Format: LP

Genre: Jazz

In stock

The Tribe Records co-founder’s lost album, recorded in 1975, rumored to exist no more. Mastered from the original tapes!

* In process of stocking * The first ever issue of this spiritual jazz album. The Tribe label, one of the brightest lights of America's 1970s jazz underground, receives the Now-Again reissue treatment. This is your chance to indulge in the music and story of one of the most meaningful, local movements of the 20th Century Black American experience, one that expanded outwards towards the cosmos. In the words of the collective themselves, 'Music is the healing force of the universe.'

Included in an extensive, oversized booklet, Larry Gabriel and Jeff “Chairman” Mao take us through the history of the Tribe, in a compelling story that delves not just into the history of the label and its principals, but into the story of Black American empowerment in the latter half of the 20th Century.

The booklet features never-before-seen archival photos and rare ephemera from Tribe’s mid-1970s heyday.

As I thought about reflecting on an aggregate of music for this album, I projected my attitude and spirit while living and working here in Detroit. We are earning and learning a new way of life which explicitly tells us to become self-reliant in taking care of our families and each other. Government hand-outs are not an option for us.
Wendell Harrison

Cat. number: NA 5213LP
Year: 2022

Originally released in 1975.