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Sarah Webster Fabio

Jujus / Alchemy of the Blues (LP)

Label: Folkways Records

Format: LP

Genre: Jazz

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Big Tip! Jujus/Alchemy of the Blues is Sarah Webster Fabio’s third album for Folkways. Funky riffs and jazz arrangements written and performed by her children and their band Don’t Fight the Feeling underpin Fabio’s poetry, giving her words gravity. "I feel that these [poems] represent the epitome of my experimenting with the integration of music and poetry in a Black idiom taken from the rich source of inspiration welling from the Black experience here in America,” explains Fabio in the album’s liner notes.

Often referred to as the “mother of Black studies,” Fabio is recognized for her contributions to founding the West Coast Black Arts Movement and for helping to establish Black Studies as an academic discipline. As a poet, performer, scholar, educator, and cultural critic, she published countless poetry collections, wrote for local and national publications, including Black World and Black Scholar, and recorded four albums with Folkways.


Cat. number: FL 9714
Year: 2024
2023 reissue on black vinyl in thick tip on jacket Non VMP edition with new runout info Comes with printed 4 page lyrics & credits insert © 1976 by Folkways Recordings and Service Corporation ℗ & © 2018 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings Washington DC 20560-0520 www.folkways.si.edu The A2 track is listed as including a signature poem "Solemnly Mine" by Cyril L. Fabio III, read by C.L. Fabio III Originally issued as FL 9714 in 1976 by Moses Asch for Folkways Records.

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