Besides being one of the foremost voices of the Civil Rights Movement, novelist/playwright/essayist James Baldwin was also a vocal advocate for the arts and artists, asserting that the works and very existence of the artist is vital to the survival of a society. Known for seminal writings such as Go Tell It On The Mountain, The Fire Next Time, Giovanni's Room, Another Country, Blues for Mister Charlie, Notes of a Native Son, and many others, Baldwin's legacy remains a testament to the complex psychology of African American men in hostile environments - only to survive the Diaspora.
Mateo Senolia (pseudonym for novelist, Marcus J. Guillory) presents an engaging deep house tribute to Baldwin with a haunting melody, deep bass line and an excerpt of Baldwin's thoughtful and inspiring speech given at Community Church in New York City in 1963.
In recognition of Black History Month, Yoruba Records is proud to offer Senolia's tribute to you.
released February 1, 2015
Produced by Mateo Senolia (ASCAP/Senolia Sound)
Recorded at The Red Room Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Vocals: James Baldwin (circa 1963)
Additional Production & Remix by Osunlade
Recorded And Mixed @ Momma's Groove, St Louis, Missouri
"Black Flower Power" Collage by Osunlade
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