Joseph Malik - Diverse Part 2 (LP) (Ramrock Red)

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Joseph Malik - Diverse Part 2 (LP) (Ramrock Red)

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Throughout this album you will be rooted in the present tense but you will hear sounds that take you back through the rich history of black music. The first track to be taken from the LP for the debut vinyl 45, 'Take A Left , produced by Malik and Sound Signals, begins with a blues harmonica that conjures the memory of Sonny Boy Williamson. 'Country Yard' is a pleading rural blues song about Sunday and selling your soul, which riffs on the mythology of Robert Johnson and soul sold to the Devil. Two of the album's tribute tracks are deeply immersed in black history. 'Malcolm X Strings' is a gentle and insinuating piece of orchestral soul, which seems to soar above Harlem, rising at the East Winds loft on 125th Street where the Last Poets launched their revolutionary poetry and eventually fading over the Audubon Ballroom, where Malcolm X was shot by conspirators. 'Basquiat' is a more recent tribute, remembering the life and death of the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat the graffiti artist turned post-modern genius. It is through Basquiat's life that we return to Joseph Malik, a young man who refuses to be contained by expectation and, like Basquiat, lists the New York underground of Lou Reed, Velvet Underground and new wave innovators Talking Heads among his many influences. But enough of history - this is an album very much about now and the way black music can descant on the past and yet embrace endless innovation. In the spirit of the old sixties DJs that were the ghetto mavens of their ear - "Cut the chatter, check out the platter." - Stuart Cosgrove
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Artist Joseph Malik
Label Ramrock Red
Music Format General Vinyl
Music Format Specific 12"
Genre Blues / Gospel, Soul
Release Date 5 Oct 2018
Track 1 Position A1
Track 1 Title Malcom X Strings
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Track 2 Position A2
Track 2 Title Love Bound
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Track 3 Position A3
Track 3 Title But I’m lost, not found
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Track 4 Position A4
Track 4 Title Inside in, outside out
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Track 5 Position A5
Track 5 Title Mixed Combination
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Track 6 Position A6
Track 6 Title Vanguard
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Track 7 Position B1
Track 7 Title Country Yard
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Track 8 Position B2
Track 8 Title Intermission
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Track 9 Position B3
Track 9 Title Take A Left
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Track 10 Position B4
Track 10 Title Lost Not Found (Reprise)
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Track 11 Position B5
Track 11 Title Awakening
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Track 12 Position B6
Track12 Title Basquiat
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