Wendell Harrison – Farewell to The Welfare

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The Tribe Records co-founder’s lost album, recorded in 1975, rumored to exist no more. Mastered from the original tapes and lacquered by Bernie Grundman.

Included in an extensive, oversized booklet, Larry Gabriel and Jeff “Chairman” Mao take us through the history of the Tribe, in a compelling story that delves not just into the history of the label and its principals, but into the story of Black American empowerment in the latter half of the 20th Century.


A1 Farewell To The Welfare
A2 Heavenese
A3 He’s The One We All Knew
B1 Where Am I
B2 Tons And Tons Of B.S.


Bass – Lopez Leon, Will Austin
Drums – George Davidson
Guitar – Ron English
Keyboards, Synthesizer – Harold McKinney
Percussion – Barbara Huby
Soprano Saxophone – Ralph Jones (4)
Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Wendell Harrison
Trombone – Phil Ranelin
Tuba – Kareem Harris

Cover, Art Direction – Errol F. Richardson
Engineer – Bob Dennis, Bud Spangler, Charles Moore
Lacquer Cut By – Bernie Grundman
Liner Notes, Producer – Wendell Harrison
Mastered By – Greg Reilly
Photography By – Clarence Johnson
Producer – Eothen Alapatt
Remix, Remastered By – Jason Bitner
Transferred By – Dan Johnson

Individual release of the same mastering as the edition for the Now-Again Records & Vinyl Me Please, Anthology boxset, “The Story of Tribe Records.”

Lp, Digital. 2022. NA 5213.