Del Jones - Court is Closed 2LP

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Del Jones - Court is Closed 2LP

Del Jones - Court is Closed 2LP (Now-Again/USA)

I could not find a streaming version that was shorter so please note this does not include all of the tracks streaming here. Scroll all the way down for actual tracklisting of this double LP.

They Say:

"Del Jones, a poet, and proto-rapper, recorded Court Is Closed in 1973. It was underground Philadelphia's response to Amiri Baraka's and Gil Scott-Heron's indictments of the Black American experience -- a call to action not just for his city, but for the nation. Court Is Closed, equal parts psychedelic rock and deep funk, had a limited release of 500 copies and was rarely heard before Jones overdubbed horns on the album, remixed and augmented it with additional music, and issued it as the better-known Positive Vibes. Here we present both versions of the album on the 23rd release in the deluxe Now-Again Reserve Edition series. Jones' story, and that of his family, is like his music: a loud, vital voice long silenced. Understanding it now is not just a visceral musical experience, but an essential dissection of racism and classism in America. The set includes an oversized ten-page booklet by Jeremy Cargill, with contributions by Now-Again founder Eothen "Egon" Alapatt which delves into Jones' music, milieu and life as an author, activist and orator, shining a light not only on his prescient awareness of hip-hop, but also on the struggles he confronted, and his urgent, current mandate."


Court Is Closed (1973) Side A
1. Court Is Closed
2. Inside Black America
3. Times Are Hard, Friends Are Few

Side B
1. Prelude To Hell
2. Needle N' Spoon

Del Jones' Positive Vibes (1973)side C
1. Vibe-ing Theme
2. Prelude Ta Hell
3. Needle 'n Spoon
4. Cold Turkey

Side D
1. Soul Of Black Folks
2. Court Is Closed
3. Inside Black America
4. Times Are Hard, Friends Are Few