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This is the 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. Originally given away as souvenirs at Southern University, the two albums contains deep Batiste originals. They are some of the most sought after albums of Americas 70s jazz underground.
A1 Samba Dee
A2 Ah Ja Ge Da Ba
A3 Clean Air
B1 Music Came
B3 Holdin’ Meetin’
Conga French Spanish
This anthology produced, with an introduction by, Eothen Alapatt
Licensed by The Batiste Family
Liner Notes by Bret Sjerven
Mixing, mastering, restoration and remastering by Jason Bitner
Tape restoration and transfers by Dan Johnson for Audio Archiving
Vinyl transfers by Tanner McCrary
Art Direction by Errol F. Richardson
LP, Digital. 2023. NA5244.