First ever commercial releases of New Orleans’ legend Alvin Batiste’s Spiritual Jazz albums created with the college band he instructed and led in Baton Rouge – Goes To Africa With Love and Live at The 1971 American College Jazz Festival. Licensed from and produced under the direction of the Batiste Family.
Originally given away as souvenirs at Southern University, these albums contains deep Batiste originals and, on Live, are paired with excellent John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard covers. They are some of the most sought after albums of Americas 70s jazz underground.
Each album contains extensive booklet detailing Batiste’s life and his time spent honing and recording this remarkable band of young students.
Goes To Africa With Love was mixed from the original multi-track tapes and is now presented as a 2LP with never-before-released instrumentals.
These albums are being offered individually and as a value-priced bundle in an exclusive pre-sale via our webstore at Rappcats and at the Now-Again Bandcamp. These records ship immediately. Worldwide retail release dates come late June and early July.
BUY NOW AT RAPPCATS » The Southern University Jazz Ensemble Goes To Africa With Love
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BUY NOW AT RAPPCATS » The Southern University Jazz Ensemble Live at The 1971 American College Jazz Festival
BUY NOW AT BANDCAMP » The Southern University Jazz Ensemble Live at The 1971 American College Jazz Festival
If you’ve not seen the Jamie Foxx-produced, award-winning documentary Thunder Soul: The True Story of Conrad Johnson and the Kashmere Stage Band, you should. If you’ve not heard the music of this remarkable band, you should get this anthology. Texas Thunder Soul 1968- 1974 is presented both as a gatefold 2LP and a 2CD/DVD package; the CD/DVD package includes short-films.
BUY NOW AT RAPPCATS » Texas Thunder Soul 1968- 1974
BUY NOW AT BANDCAMP » Texas Thunder Soul 1968- 1974
Fabiano Do Nascimento’s Brazilian guitar meets a full orchestra arranged by Vittor Santos and with special participation by the legendary Brazilian composer and arranger Arthur Verocai and his string quartet.
Lush yet lively, standing alongside Jorge Ben’s work with Verocai, and Tom Jobim and Baden Powell’s work with Vinicius de Moraes.
BUY NOW AT RAPPCATS » Fabiano Do Nascimento Lendas
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The definitive reissue of HAIR composer Galt MacDermot’s quirky masterwork, the impressionistic soundtrack of filmmaker and photographer Martine Barrat’s film for designer Yves St. Laurent. Lacquered by Bernie Grundman in an all-analog transfer from the original master tape.
The Now-Again edition of Woman Is Sweeter contains an extensive, oversized book with an essay on MacDermot’s life in music by his long time friend and Now-Again’s founder Eothen Alapatt; unpublished and rare photos.
BUY NOW AT RAPPCATS » Woman Is Sweeter (All Analog Master Edition)
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The definitive reissue of one of rock’s rarest and most sought-after albums – “acid-folk” – equal parts pastoral folk and contemplative psychedelic.
The first time since 1971 that this album has been pressed from the original master tapes, recently discovered in Italy. Lacquered directly from tape in an all-analog transfer by Bernie Grundman. This is the single LP version that we issued after the Now-Again Reserve Edition sold out.
BUY NOW AT RAPPCATS » Dreaming With Alice (All Analog Master Edition)
BUY NOW AT BANDCAMP » Dreaming With Alice (All Analog Master Edition)
Mark Fry was 19 – recently graduated from high school and in Italy studying painting – when he walked barefooted into RCA’s Italian subsidiary, played some songs he’d written on his guitar and was signed to record the album that would become legend. MORE