LOVEIS WHERETHE SPIRIT LIES by LON MOSHE & SOUTHERN FREEDOM ARKESTRA

SKU115181
ArtistLON MOSHE & SOUTHERN FREEDOM ARKESTRA
TitleLOVEIS WHERETHE SPIRIT LIES
LabelSTRUT
Catalog #STRUT 239LP
Genre
ReleaseW 52 - 2020
FormatVinyl - UK2LP
 € 24,99 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Prayer for Saude
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/strut_239lp_loveis_wherethe_spiritlies/01-01_lon_moshe_southern_freedom_arkestra_prayer_for_saude_deg932001484.mp3
  2. Love Is Where the Spirit Lies
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/strut_239lp_loveis_wherethe_spiritlies/01-02_lon_moshe_southern_freedom_arkestra_love_is_where_the_spirit_lies_deg932001485.mp3
  3. The Hutch
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/strut_239lp_loveis_wherethe_spiritlies/01-03_lon_moshe_southern_freedom_arkestra_the_hutch_deg932001486.mp3
  4. Doin' the Carvin' for Thabo
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/strut_239lp_loveis_wherethe_spiritlies/01-04_lon_moshe_southern_freedom_arkestra_doin_the_carvin_for_thabo_deg932001487.mp3
  5. Survival Raga #9
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/strut_239lp_loveis_wherethe_spiritlies/01-05_lon_moshe_southern_freedom_arkestra_survival_raga_9_deg932001488.mp3
  6. Low Ghost
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/strut_239lp_loveis_wherethe_spiritlies/01-06_lon_moshe_southern_freedom_arkestra_low_ghost_deg932001489.mp3
  7. Ballad for Bobby Hutchersonobby hutcherson
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/strut_239lp_loveis_wherethe_spiritlies/01-07_lon_moshe_southern_freedom_arkestra_ballad_for_bobby_hutcherson_deg932001490.mp3

Description

Strut present the first ever international reissue of one of the most sought-after albums from the Black Fire catalogue, Lon Moshe & Southern Freedom Arkestra’s life-affirming ‘Love Is Where The Spirit Lies’ from 1977.
Features new sleeve notes including interviews and commentary by Lon Moshe, Plunky Branch and band members with original illustrated artwork by Mary E. Greer.

“Lon was creating his own path in his music life at this time,” remembers Black Fire’s Plunky Branch. “We had met in San Francisco and he had become an original member of JuJu during the early ‘70s. He then wanted to pursue his own music, primarily in jazz; he was an avant-gardist and loved Tribe, Strata-East and Sun Ra.” For his Love Is Where The Spirit Lies album, Moshe drew from musicians within the Black Fire stable. Oneness Of Juju’s Jackie Eka-Ete sang and helped to write songs and members of Southern Energy Ensemble contributed, including their bandleader Marvin Daniels. “The band name, Southern Freedom Arkestra, was a proud declaration that this music was from the U.S. South,” continues Branch.

“The civil rights movement had been led from there and the most serious racial animosities resided there. Lon had grown up in Southern Illinois, South of Chicago, and said that the racial oppression was as bad there as in the South. He wanted to fight back through his music and through his own actions. He found a way to bring energy and aggressive to the sweet sound of the vibes. He played with a lot of dynamism and speed. The most celebrated piece on this album, ‘Doin’ The Carvin For Thabo’, is a tribute to his mentor, the drummer Michael Carvin (also known by same as ‘Thabo’) who had played for Motown, with Freddie Hubbard and many more.

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