samedi 22 septembre 2012

24 Carat Black - Ghetto Misfortune's Wealth (Funk/Soul)

1. Synopsis One: In The Ghetto / God Save The World 
 2. Poverty's Paradise
 3. Brown-Baggin'
 4. Synopsis Two: Mother's Day
 5. Mother's Day
 6. Foodstamps
 7. Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth
 8. 24-Carat Black (Theme) 

 Dale Warren, the leader of this musical project, was one of those talented musicians and producers who eventually was overwhelmed by personal problems. But in the short time he was recording music he delivered this amazing album in 1973. "Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth" is a mesmerizing musical concoction; a blend of soul and funk and pop and rap. This music was light years ahead of its time. Warren and crew did not play sweet, short singles, but long and funky numbers, stained by tears and pain, with socially concious lyrical content. Nope, not your basic Top 40 formula. But this is music that lasts, and despite some of the 70s lamentations on here, it has aged very, very well. Still powerful stuff. In addition to the funky jams, there are some raps and vocals on a few track by Warren's wife. And the album's closer, the instrumental "24-Carat Black" (Theme) is a monster track, a true rhythm delight! Fans of 70s funk and soul; Don't miss this one!

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Mateusz a dit…

Great album. Thank's!