While Detroit’s legendary Tribe Records 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 changed with the release of The Story of Tribe Records, a collaboration between Now-Again Records and Vinyl Me Please, containing 7 LPs. The box set was limited to 1,000 pieces and Vinyl Me Please copies quickly sold out. Rappcats is now selling some of Now-Again’s copies. (more…)
Morgen’s self-titled 1969 album is the sole release by the NYC band led by songwriter/vocalist Steve Morgen. Now-Again Reserve’s edition, pairing the album with previously-unreleased songs, alternate takes on 2LPs is the definitive reissue. A 3rd bonus LP with instrumentals is available to Now-Again Reserve subscribers.
Now-Again — July 31, 2020 | Comments Off on Ayalew Mesfin – Che Belew! (March Forward!) – Ethiopia 1973-1978
Che Belew! (March Forward!) – short film by Bennett Piscitelli
Ayalew Mesfin stands aside the likes of Mulatu Astake, Mahmoud Ahmed, Hailu Mergia and Alemayehu Eshete as a legend 1970s Ethiopia. The music he created with his Black Lion Band is amongst the funkiest to arise from Addis Ababa.