The Story of Zamrock, a Now-Again x Vinyl Me, Please x Strawberry Rain release – SOLD OUT.
The Story of Zamrock is told through 8 Zambian garage, progressive and funk rock albums, including WITCH’s private-pressed version of their landmark Introduction and an unreleased album by The Fireballs.
Heavyweight two-piece slip and hand-numbered slash box.
Audio restoration & remastering by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters.
Limited to 750 copies
Pressed on 180g black vinyl with heavyweight tip-on jackets.
24-page booklet with extensive liner notes and newly unearthed photos.
If you’re looking for something to take up 30 minutes of your time and you’ve already rewatched, with bemused horror, everything about that guy and his tigers, then dig into a summery Sweet Funk primer with Egon’s mix, now up at Spotify. It’s a live mix of tracks from our Loving On The Flipside anthology and related music, some of which hasn’t made it up on to digital distribution services, and some of which we’ve been trying to get sorted out for reissue for some time.
Juju’s Live At The East 1973 is part of our definitive reissues of five classic albums from the Black Fire collective. These 5 records are presented individually and as part of an obi-wrapped set that offers a value priced set of the albums. Limited edition, one time pressing.
Here, watch a short film documenting Juju/Oneness of Juju’s founder and saxophonist James “Plunky” Branch returning to the historical home of the legendary Brooklyn jazz venue and cultural center The East alongside Now-Again’s Eothen Alapatt in early 2019. This piece was filmed and edited by Josh Tyson-Fermin
In this piece, Plunky reflects on The East, its importance and legacy, and the cauldron of music now called “Spiritual Jazz.”.
Now-Again issued Juju’s Live At The East 1973 in conjunction with Vinyl Me, Please in 2019. It’s out now and is part of our Black Fire 5LP Set. It is one of only three jazz albums, alongside Pharoah Sanders’ Live At The East and Mtume’s Land of the Blacks, recorded at the venue.
Egon, holding the Universoul’s funk killer “New Generation.” This and hundreds of other songs from all eras and all genres are up in his Spotify playlist. Weekly – sometimes daily – updates. Photo by Eilon Paz for Dust and Grooves.
So stay tuned: it should take the pressure off trying to figure out the best of the most obscure tracks in the billions of tracks now available at the streaming behemoth. At least in one music fan’s perspective.
This is the definitive reissue by Now-Again of five classic albums from the Black Fire record label. These 5 records are presented individually and as part of an obi-wrapped set that offers a value priced set of the albums. Limited edition, one time pressing.
Juju’s Live At The East 1973 and Experience Unlimited’s Free Yourself are shipping now. The others are pre-order with ship dates listed below.
Each album: Lacquered, most directly from master tape, by legendary Los Angeles mastering engineer Bernie Grundman. Packaged in a thick, tip-on sleeve and includes a unique, oversize booklet with extensive notes on each album, the Black Fire collective, and the musical and cultural revolution they created. (more…)