Phil Ranelin

Vibes From The Tribe


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The Tribe co-founder’s masterpiece, lacquered directly from his master tapes in an all analog transfer by Bernie Grundman. The de­nitive reissue of this Spiritual Jazz album, one of the most sought after artifacts of the 1970s jazz underground. The Tribe label, one of the brightest lights of America’s 1970s jazz underground, receives the Now-Again reissue treatment. This is your chance to indulge in the music and story of one of the most meaningful, local movements of the 20th Century Black American experience, one that expanded outwards towards the cosmos. In the words of the collective themselves, “Music is the healing force of the universe.” 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.

The booklet features never-before-seen archival photos and rare ephemera from Tribe’s mid-1970s heyday.

Tracklist

A1. Vibes From The Tribe
A2. Sounds From The Village
A3. Wife A4. For The Children

B1. He The Only One We All Knew (Parts 1 & 2)