Weldon Irvine - Liberated Brother - AudioSoundMusic
Weldon Irvine - Liberated Brother - AudioSoundMusic
Weldon Irvine - Liberated Brother - AudioSoundMusic
Weldon Irvine - Liberated Brother - AudioSoundMusic

Weldon Irvine - Liberated Brother

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Weldon Irvine - Piano, Electric Piano [RMI] Synthesizer [Moog] (B4, B5), Melodica [click here to see more vinyl featuring Weldon Irvine]

Roland Wilson - Electric Bass [Fender]

Tommy Smith - Electric Guitar

Preston Williams - Flugelhorn

James Stroud – Tenor Saxophone

Chipper Lyles, Napoleon Revels (B1) - Drums

Chipper Lyles (B1), Napoleon Revels - Percussion

Moog Coordinator: Bob Townsend

Written by Weldon Irvine (A1-3, B1, B3-5), Tommy Smith (B2-3)

1 LP, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : unspecified

Label : Pure Pleasure Records

Original Label : Nodlew Music

Recorded and re-mixed at Sound Ideas Studio, New York, N.Y.

Engineered by George Klabin

Produced by Weldon J. Irvine, Jr

Remastered by Ray Staff at Air Mastering

Liner Notes by Weldon Johnathan Irvine, Jr.

Photography by Darnell Mitchell

Originally released in 1972

Reissued in November 2022

Tracks :

Side 1:

  1. Liberated Brother
  2. Here's Where I Came In
  3. Blues Wel-Don

Side 2:

  1. Mr.Clean
  2. Gloria
  3. Homey
  4. Juggah Buggah
  5. Sister Sanctified

        Reviews :

        “Weldon Irvine's debut as a leader remains one of the most fiercely idiosyncratic electric jazz outings of the early '70s. Innovative not only for its moody, nuanced jazz-funk sensibility, Liberated Brother also translates the uncommonly strong passion of Irvine's political and philosophical views into its grooves, creating music of rare sincerity and ambition. While the record's first-half features longer, more meditative songs, like the Latin-inspired title tune and "Blues Wel-Don," the second side of Liberated Brother commands the most attention. With sterling contributions from guitarist Tommy Smith, bassist Roland Wilson, and drummer Napoleon Revels-Bey, cuts like "Mr. Clean" and "Sister Sanctified" (later sampled by Boogie Down Productions for the rap classic "My Philosophy") achieve a deeply funky consciousness forged from elements of jazz, soul, and psychedelia; "Juggah Buggah" even features Irvine on Moog synthesizer, further expanding the LP's cosmic reach.” AllMusic Review by Jason Ankeny


        AllMusic : 4 / 5 ; Discogs : 4.56 / 5

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