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Nature Sounds

Weldon Irvine – The Sisters | 2018 Reissue

$39.00

Nature Sounds

Weldon Irvine – The Sisters | 2018 Reissue

$39.00

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Biography :

“Irvine, an African American, was born in Hampton, Virginia, on October 27, 1943. He moved to New York City in 1965. He was involved with various musical genres including Jazz-Funk, jazz, hip hop, funk, rhythm and blues, and gospel. He served as the bandleader for jazz singer Nina Simone and was a mentor to many New York hip-hop artists, including Q-Tip and Mos Def. He wrote over 500 songs, including the lyrics for "To Be Young, Gifted, and Black", performed live for the first time by Simone on the album Black Gold (1970). It has been dubbed the "official" Civil Rights anthem.

In 1999, Irvine contributed on Mos Def's debut solo album Black On Both Sides. Irvine's last major project was The Price of Freedom (1999), a compilation of original songs by hip-hop, jazz, funk, and R&B artists to respond to the shooting of Amadou Diallo. In 2000, Irvine provided the vocal introductions to tracks on the first CD of the album by UK Drum & Bass producer Big Bud. He co-wrote and performed vocals and played the Fender Rhodes on the first track entitled Return of Spiritman. He also played the Fender Rhodes on closing track Persian Blues. – Wiki

Item description:        

Artist:

Weldon Irvine

Title:

The Sisters

Label:

Nature Sounds

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Reissue

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

This reissue: 2018 | Original: 1998

Genre:

Funk

Style:

Ambient, Experimental, Modern Classical

Catalog No:

LTNC014

Condition:

New