Wendell Harrison & Phil Ranelin - A Message From The Tribe LP (orange vinyl)
Wendell Harrison & Phil Ranelin - A Message From The Tribe LP (Now-Again/USA)
Individual release of the same mastering as the edition for the Now-Again Records & Vinyl Me Please, Anthology boxset, “The Story of Tribe Records.”
Includes 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. It features never-before-seen archival photos and rare ephemera from Tribe’s mid-1970s hey day.
The Tribe founders’ collaborative debut released in 1974, remixed from the original multi-track master tapes under the direction of its creators and lacquered by Bernie Grundman.
A great series unfolds in episodes….
…and the best stories are told in chapters. While the Tribe label has remained one of the brightest lights of America’s 1970s jazz underground, the label has never been feted with a definitive set of reissues, and has thus remained obscure.
That changes now.
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.”
The box will ship with seven albums inside, and will come with an exclusive podcast series that features interviews with label co-founders Phil Ranelin, Wendell Harrison and more, to help guide you on your three week journey through the Tribe Records collective.
Here’s what you’ll get with The Story of Tribe Records:
7 Essential Tribe Records Releases
The definitive reissues of these sought-after albums. These albums sound as good – or better – than the rare original LP issues. They are pressed on high-quality 180g black vinyl and housed in heavyweight, tip-on jackets.
They were either remixed from the original multi-track master tapes under the supervision of Ranelin and Harrison or were lacquered directly from master tape in an all-analog transfer by Bernie Grundman.