Catalog #AOTNLP 004
ReleaseW 39 - 2015
FormatVinyl - UKLP
 € 27,50 incl. VAT, excl. shipping


  1. Black Fairy Meets Johnny
  2. Please Give Me Some Magic
  3. Black Fairy Meets Black Bird
  4. Tell Them They Are Beautiful
  5. Travel to Afrika
  6. Black Fairy Meets Queen Mother
  7. Afrika's My Home
  8. Black Land of the Nile
  9. Trip to America
  10. Go Down Moses
  11. Did You Feed My Cow
  12. The Streets of Harlem
  13. Afrikan Children
  14. Black Men Can Be Beautiful
  15. Black Fairy
  16. Eulogy for Black Fairy
  17. Black Fairy Returns
  18. Hey Black Child
  19. Johnny & Black Fairy


Holy Grail Jazz Funk Chicago Musical reissued for the first time with original first edition artwork in hand made tip-on sleeve. Check the 'Black Land of the Nile' track for example - but many other tracks are beautiful too. TIP!"2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the production of the Black Fairy album. The continued positive impact of the songs after all these years on so many generations are testimony to the extraordinary talent assembled for this project. "Black Fairy" is a fairy tale, but not in the traditional sense. When writing this play, I did not want to re-create the types of fantasies which are so common in children's theater. There is no kind of magic that can relieve Black children from the oppression that retards their development. However, I do feel giving them a better understanding of their heritage can help them achieve their true potential. And those of us who are concerned with their development should try to expose them to knowledge that gives them a positive sense of identity. Although I do feel a children's play should be entertaining, I also feel it should be educational. Also, because there are so few children's plays which reflect the Black Experience, I wanted to write a play that Black children could identify with. "Black Fairy" is a musical drama about a Black Fairy who lacks pride in herself and feels she has nothing to offer Black children. But when she meets Black Bird and Queen Mother (who take her to ancient Egypt, East Afrika, a southern slave plantation and the streets of Harlem) she begins to get a better understanding of her heritage. Her journey through the past enables Black Fairy to meet Aesop, Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, Uncle Remus, Stag-o-lee, Leadbelly, and many other characters in Black folklore and Black history. At the end of her journey, Black Fairy realizes that "being Black is nothing to be ashamed of" and is then able to share her knowledge with other Black children. Even though Black Fairy doesn't completely resolve her dilemma, having a knowledge of her heritage does give her more confidence to cope with the future. "

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